Ethical Hedonist astrology
Horoscope by Victor Olliver
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March 21-April 20
Wild is the seasonal wind – and we’re not talking sprouts wind now – as feral Uranus, planet of independence and surprises returns to Aries and performs one more Sinatra-like comeback, till March 2019. On the good side this unleashes an agitated sense of adventure: if you’re champing to change things, Uranus provides the battering ram. But the other side of this is that life becomes additionally unpredictable: all sorts of strange turns can be expected, in close relationships especially with Venus in opposition as we start December. The auspices are good for sex and money, perhaps not brilliant for long-term bonds right now: stay flexible in your expectations, then you can’t go far wrong. Well, you can’t have everything.
April 21-May 21
Taurus being an earth sign likes a good sensual wallow – ooh, don’t get me started, you horned creature. Venus moves into Scorpio at the start of December and dominates the rest of the month, favouring a deepening connection and/or greater savvy in financial matters. Scorpio is the delver, the investigator, the deep-sea diver – so this month you’re looking into areas that normally are off-limits – perhaps you seek greater knowledge of someone close. With Uranus out of your sign for now (which has been distracting of late) little will stop you in your journey into the emotional underground. Venus in Scorpio can also denote eccentric turns in the bedroom (or wherever). Mind you lock the door first.
May 22-June 21
The house is positively heaving with electricians, plumbers, Jehovah’s Witnesses – it’s that time of the year when people come calling to repair stuff or save your soul. Ruler Mercury turns direct this month in your house of relationships so expect quite a change of focus in one bond at least: last month you were raking over the ashes of one; yet now the coals appear to be still a-glow, so you can proceed hand-in-hand with someone, but better informed. With Jupiter and Mercury opposite your sign, the potential to make shrewd alliances with useful people is considerable, provided you smile, listen, do not look over shoulders and use a good mouthwash. Socially and professionally, err towards the enlightened pioneers – for they will err towards you.
June 22-July 22
Health and work are the dominant themes of your December, and the cherry on top is a full moon in Cancer on Christmas Eve. The ‘cherry’ because thank goodness your chart is not just all about people-pleasing, of which you are having to do a lot this month. Full moon promises your moment to explode, express, unleash and unburden. Something. This is not just about the festivities. Work is heavy at this time, responsibilities are growing – did anyone think to ask you first what you think? Well, this month you’ll be letting them know: ‘them’ being bosses, colleagues or anyone who may have been a little insensitive of late. Do pay attention to your persona wellbeing and energy levels: if you’re a vegan check you’re topped-up with B12. That sort of thing. Yes, a crazyish time, but all manageable.
July 23-August 23
With both Mars (action) and Neptune (fog or mysticism) in your chart house of sex, money and psychology, life is starting to feel like a not unpleasant drowning in a sea of fragrance. Not that you’re literally drowning, but there is that lurking feeling that you’re sinking into something and you have no idea quite what it is – this could be a relationship, a business transaction or perhaps a seeping into a weird cult of some kind. It’s almost rather nice but mind you can see a shore. Just in case. Otherwise, what are you whining about? You have good things going on, especially where you’re the star of the show or showing off a natal talent. OK, so there are some whoozy things in your life – make the most of the spotlight you’re assured.
August 24-September 22
On a charm offensive, are we? You’re out to razzle-dazzle and win over, seduce, self-advertise and generally remind the world of how gorgeously talented you are. And of course, you are. With Venus in Scorpio, use the extra charisma bestowed on your words, written or spoken. You can’t fail. When you’re not w(h)ining and dining, there’s the home-family life area to focus on, and with ruler Mercury turning direct this month, a domestic plan you may have been pondering gets the green light. Jupiter’s influence ensures that this a restless and expansive time so far as loved ones are concerned – it shouldn’t be surprising if a residential move or a major tarting-up of the abode is not in consideration. No need to rush.
September 23-October 23
Got your sales pitch ready? What a month for flogging your wares! You’ll be putting all those festive prezzies on Ebay come Boxing Day, but hopefully you will resist such ghastly practices and use the extra persuasive muscle you have this month to open up opportunities in the lives of others to benefit from whatever it is you have up for sale. Jupiter in your house of words, boosted by the Sun and garrulous and tricky Mercury, ensures business growth through your propaganda or other device of seduction. Uranus’ return to oppose your sign does bring back a little instability in some of the people you know, but Uranus also bestows excitement and electricity – on cold nights, these are not things to spurn lightly. In a sense Christmas offers little in the way of respite, but likely financial returns will justify your labours and talk.
October 23-November 22
The softer side of life is emphasised as Venus makes a home in Scorpio this month – you’ll feel like a furry kitty all rolled up in a ball after dining on a feast of processed puree for pussies. While physical vanity is not one of your vices as a rule, it is highly likely that circumstances will draw your attention to image and appearance – it cannot be ruled out that you’ll be paying a visit to a laser therapist or some other type of cosmetic operative to restore beauty to the classical ruin. This being Christmas, the festive stocking will ladder on all the scents and unguents people gift you – if you go missing at any point, you’ll be easily traceable the lovely pong. Just stay upwind of people so they can enjoy you – or find you. Sex, fun, laughter, beauty: take your pick from these options.
November 23-December 21
Remarkably fortunate omens are contained in your chart – how could this not be when your ruler Jupiter now processes through Sagittarius and does so till December 2019? Plans for the future weigh heavily on your mind, not helped by the Mercury retrograde as we start this month. But then on the 6th, it moves forward again, and gradually certain notions will clarify after doubts and muddles. You’re up to something, something quite major – but do you have the confidence to pull it off? Take heart from Jupiter which brings you a bigger vision and a more adventurous spirit, and draws to you opportunity equal to your talents. And the rest is up to you. In December, you’ll get an inkling of things to come in 2019 – breaking away from a certain tie, ready to fly (again).
December 22-January 20
To the rest of the world you’ll be all aglitter and rather glamorous, as if the lost butterfly has returned for the festive reason. Superficial people will imagine that you’ve turned into someone out of a Dynasty rerun. In truth an internal change is well underway as a philosophy, faith or mystical awareness works slowly on your soul, preparing you for new and heavy responsibilities heading your way. Since Capricorn was designed for such burdens, you shouldn’t doubt or fear the future. You will enjoy this journey the more self-aware you are – which requires work to be done on the self. So, immerse yourself in enlightening ideas and experiences, even as you gad about at parties. Incidentally, social life this month is bound up with work. Strike new alliances. Avoid time-wasters.
January 21-February 19
You really are in your element this month – much more yourself: inspired, social, surprising, connected. All these qualities will help open doors and goodwill, especially as Jupiter, though in Sagittarius, is in your chart house associated with Aquarius. This also brings happy fortune to a business and to all activities of humanitarian purpose. Financially, the news may not be so brilliant, with Mars and Venus occupying your house of income: it’s not that you lose, more that you don’t know entirely where you stand in a cash matter. If you can wait until the New Year to make any important decisions on spending or buying then do so. Otherwise be sceptical of promises made, and do research on any newcomer who assures you of a profit. Best to focus on the good you can do through your ideas and outreaching – this is where you win.
February 20-March 20
All you can think about is career and status, and the best advice I can give you is: give it a rest. Early 2019 is much more favourable for you to re-launch yourself or move against someone standing in your way. While Mars close to your ruler Neptune certainly boosts creativity and spiritual purpose, they form a challenging angle to planets in your house of career/status, tending to create confusion, false perceptions and even misrepresentation. Don’t believe all the office gossip, tread cautiously. Even so, with Mercury moving direct on the 6th, there’s all to play for as you plot and plan while observing a scene – call it a preparatory time. Action can follow in January or February 2019 when the planets re-aligned enable you to surf a lot more safely and effectively.
Victor Olliver is editor of The Astrological Journal, flagship magazine of the Astrological Association. He can be contacted via: Volliver5@gmail.com.