March 21-April 20
Last month was a lot about career or a public responsibility and/or status (public or corporate) and probable big changes – and, to be honest, so is December. Ruler Mars may leave Capricorn and the 10th house of work direction on December 4 but it’s quickly followed by Venus on the 10th, Mercury on the 17th and then Sun on the 21st. In other words, a very considerable repertoire of skills – social, strategic, verbal, analytical, financial, and more – could be called on to achieve certain goals, to capitalise on November’s developments and/or to enjoy and exploit growing career-based social opportunity. On the 21st, Uranus (in your sign Aries) moves forward once again – the significance of this is generally positive: while Uranus reversed, your urge to rebel or explode will have intensified (since July 22) and strengthened a self-defeating tendency in career matters, especially.
April 21-May 21
No one quite knows what charisma is precisely but we know its effect: a form of magnetism? Whatever it is, you’ve got it enhanced with ruler Venus steeped in the house of sexuality and money till the 10th. Of the latter particularly, look out for financial good news around the December 4th-5th when Venus trines 4th house Jupiter in Leo: extra cash from a gift or loan or via partner is most welcome. A major new trend is focus on career with Mars’ move into Aquarius and the 10th house from the 4th to early January 2015. From the third week, around Christmas-time and into early New Year, you’ll be in a quite passionate and demanding mood – possibly you’re keener than ever to get away with a partner; or to seek social opportunity with new friends or contacts abroad. By year’s end, you’re feeling excited about 2015 – many possibilities tantalise your instincts.
May 22-June 21
In essence, December is not a period to be alone or to think you can act alone. With ruler Mercury here till the 17th, you’re likely to be seeking advice or resolving a problem in any kind of partnership. To the 10th, an enhanced Venus favours new alliances, romance and open-hearted contact. The Sun here till the 21st ensures that professional and personal life revolves around close interactions. The highly significant Full Moon in Gemini on the 6th, effective for at least the next fortnight, is almost solar conjunct Mercury, drawing 11th house Uranus into helpful links to Sun and Moon. In this phase, an unorthodox and/or unexpected opportunity is probable, which enables you to put your point of view with much greater punch. This is a superb time to strike an advantageous business deal or to make progress through discussion. Do not seek to overwhelm, but to make your stand in a competitive environment.
June 22-July 22
Aiding a growing sense of movement in work-related areas is a new focus on the quality of key relationships in your life. From the 10th, when Venus enters its natural house of Libra (in Capricorn), followed by Mercury on the 17th and Sun on 21st, you’ll be acknowledging that little progress can be made without key people to help you. Adding great power to this process is Pluto’s long-term presence here, which Mercury and Venus will conjoin this month. The possibility of forging a new alliance – professional, advisory or intimate – this or next month, which has the power to transform your life, cannot be discounted. With Uranus moving direct from the 21st, career volatility will lessen somewhat – though be alert to the fact that this area of life continues to be highly subject to unexpected happenings. A progressive career development around the Christmas period is probable for many Cancerians.
July 23-August 23
This is a time of pronounced opportunity and progress because Sagittarius Sun, Mercury and Venus are in natural 5th house of Sun/Leo: natural spontaneity, alertness to personal passions (anything from romantic love and one’s kids to hobby and investment) and self-creativity are intensified. To the 21st, you’re readier to take a personal risk, to gamble – in a relationship, at the roulette wheel, professionally; whatever. 13th-15th is a wonderful phase to take up or progress any kind of creative or leisure activity that expands your self-appreciation. Remember, that Jupiter’s in your sign till August 2015, so fully embrace opportunity to explore anything that means a lot to you – even if it serves no immediate practical use. One manifestation of this placement is that pastimes can turn into earners, or casual friendship into commitment, as Saturn asks you to treat seriously the things that give you pleasure.
August 24-September 22
Home and family life dominate thoughts and outlook as December starts, with Sun, Mercury and Venus in Cancer’s natural sector; and with Saturn due here on the 23rd. This is apposite given Christmas is within shopping range. But for Virgo, domestic life assumes a greater importance for additional reasons. You could be planning a major refurbishment, buying an expensive fixture, thinking about or expediting a residential move, hosting an at-home party or two or playing agony aunt/uncle to loved ones’ emotional upsets. There may be cause for nostalgia. The major shift of December is indicated by Venus, Mercury and Sun which move into the Leo house of creativity and leisure between 10th and 21st. This is great timing for the festive period given the emphasis on one’s children (if any), fun, games and joy. Hobbies, a new relationship, cultural pleasures or an artistic/creative project could play an important part in life this month and next.
September 23-October 23
You’re greedy for knowledge. Mercury, strengthened in one of its favourite houses (3rd, natural home of Gemini) to December 17, denotes great mental curiosity, a taste for knowledge and gossip; many interactions by email, text, carrier pigeon. How this gets precisely expressed in your life no one can say. People close to you – neighbours, colleagues, certain relatives – could be the best source of info at this time. Venus here (to the 10th) raises the social temperature and Sun (here till 21st) underlines a need to focus on the social niceties with familiars, on paperwork and making progress via thoughtful communications. So, count to ten before you send an angry email. The fourth week could be domestically volatile if your strong feelings and opinions are not corseted – blame all-powerful Pluto which remains in your family sector for years to come. A family revelation could also feature. But a creative or leisure interest is blessed around 20th-22nd – a new ally could prove crucial.
October 23-November 22
The financial theme happens to be in full flood. With Sun, Mercury and Venus in Taurus’ traditional sector, material security will be a big theme up to just before Christmas: you’re seeking a pay rise, yielding nonetheless to extravagant urges (to the 10th at least, when Venus moves out), or picking your way through a business deal or financial document (to the 17th at least, when Mercury exits). First week looks generally very promising. 4th-5th, 12th and 13th-15th could be phases when career-related cash gets a boost, thanks to Mercury/Venus/Sun links to Jupiter, still in your career/status house. Saturn’s move into Sagittarius and your money house on the 23rd gets a good start with help from Uranus going direct (from the 21st): work or daily life will tend to be less volatile, or less prone to sudden happenings, in the weeks and months to come.
November 23-December 21
This is a very significant month – not just because Sun, Mercury and Venus are in your sign as you enter December, but also because Saturn, planet of life lessons, is in Sagittarius from the 23rd for three years. Its effects will be felt more in 2015 and beyond, but you can assume that personal philosophy or spiritual ideas and/or education will play a greater part in decision-making. And you’ll gradually become more inclined to part company with ideas and people that no longer fulfil or progress you. For all 12 star signs the fourth week could be challenging if passions are not curbed somewhat. Pluto is in your house of income/assets, so its Venus/Mercury conjunctions (and with Sun in early January 2015) could denote much preoccupation with cash matters – you could be probing a financial deal or matter or putting your foot down on expenditure. Or, a lucrative connection is made.
December 22-January 20
The big alteration in mood begins as early as the 10th when Venus hits your sign. Social life picks up: your lighter side more easily rises to the surface (a dark, satirical sense of humour would be typical). In the weeks ahead, an image overhaul is likely. On the 17th, Mercury joins Venus, sharpening mental acuity and strengthening communication skills (5th-10th especially): ideas you may have developed away from the crowd can be articulated successfully. Then Sun enters Capricorn on the 21st, marking the start of a month-long period when pushing and promoting self, starting a new venture and/or casting aside obstruction is blessed, so long as you don’t over-do forcefulness or cheat. If you’re out to make a big impact for some good reason – Pluto will power you all the way. The compassionate and imaginative you that can be better communicated on the 26th under Sun sextile Neptune could be the welcome antidote.
January 21-February 19
The phases of particular progress are: 4th-5th, 12th and 13th-15th. For a few of you, romantic possibilities are enhanced – but this very much depends on your status and inclination. Raised popularity is assured. On the 21st the good news continues with ruler Uranus going direct. If in the past few months communications have been volatile or argumentative at times, or you have allowed your own idiosyncratic responses to unbalance certain contacts, then these tendencies will lessen. Uranus in Aries in the Twins’ house was always going to be interesting: the trick is not to be too interesting. Then on the 23rd, Saturn – your co-ruler of old – moves into Sagittarius and your chart house of the 11th. It’ll be here for three years. This is a very productive placement, raising the likelihood that career and/or creative work benefits from group support and involvement. If you’re a freelance, perhaps a link to a company grows. Relationship with kindred fellow-travellers adds heft.
February 20-March 20
Progress is made from discretion, helpfulness and permitting others to witness your strengths as you go about your daily business: there is no need to draw attention to strengths and virtues. Others will espy them. And the very good news is that you have ample opportunity to be watched-for-profit. Sun, Mercury and Venus are in your career house – a time when goals, responsibilities, social opportunity are greatly favoured. The only risk, right at the start of the month, is a little confusion over what to believe (Mercury square ruler Neptune) or separating fact from fiction in a career matter. Jupiter also boosts career developments this month: 4th-5th, 12th and 13th-15th are particularly productive periods via Venus, Mercury and Sun trines. The overall advice of these aspects is to work on improving professional relationships and moderating ego for the greater good. Saturn enters your career house on the 23rd: the next three years will see much progress through realistic approaches.