Ethical Hedonist Conscious Astrology Horoscope
Horoscope by Victor Olliver
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March 21-April 20
Money is the big theme of your chart this March, what with ruler Mars occupying your income house and wild Uranus entering the same on the 6th (there for a long, long time). Frankly, you’re in a bolshie mood, pushing ahead with a cash-making project regardless of opposition or criticism – and the Uranus influence will add to your risk-taking potential: the obvious thing to watch out for is that you don’t overreach yourself. Helping to keep an even keel is Venus which for much of this month brings you new business contacts and greatly increases the likelihood of profit provided you keep your friends near you. The time around the 27th is one to watch for a surprising financial opportunity.
April 21-May 21
So, it’s finally happening – maverick planet Uranus is back in your sign from the 6th until 2026. Will this turn you into a bull in a china shop? Actually, probably. The more boisterous side of your nature is certainly enhanced, and in the weeks, months and years to come, Taureans will be a lot more likely to take chances or react unfavourably to personal limitation. For March, you’ll be schmoozing to avoid losing with ruler Venus topping your chart: if you’re looking for advancement at work or life generally, forget about acting the workaholic and whiten your teeth and scent those social skills. You’re more likely to gain an advantage from party performances than emulating a desk-bound bot.
May 22-June 21
Ruler Mercury’s retrograde for March has a decisive effect on career: it may be a bit of a bumpy ride with not everything going to plan, but all the effort put into countering challenges will refine you for better things in the months to come. Beneath the odd drama or two is something fundamental taking place: liberating Uranus enters the chart house of habitual thinking and ‘old ways’ – and it plans on stirring up your life for betterment. You’ll start to see that your life is being lived in a rather different way – Uranus’ arrival underscores a theme that began late last year: that everything (just about) is in a state of transformation. Don’t get jittery. Enjoy the ride.
June 22-July 22
Recent experiences will have drawn new people and situations into your life – and if your concern is that this is a merely temporary happening before total boredom returns, well forget that. In your chart, Uranus enters its favourite chart house (the 11th) on the 6th and is there to stay for a few years. From the get-go this really does spice up your social life, drawing you to outsiders, free-thinkers, pioneers and the odd maverick or two. In the broader sense, you’re reaching out to the wider world to enrich your life as part of the process of not ever again falling under the thumb of tiresome bosses or authority. In the short and long-term, you’re committed to seeking out the like-minded.
July 23-August 23
A somewhat heavy and perhaps tedious time is lightened as vivacious Venus shifts into your opposite sign of Aquarius, opening up new social worlds. It can also indicate new friends, lovers and/or people who can do things on your behalf. Certainly, the focus is a lot more on people-pleasing this month – so if there are bridges to build or some humble pie to bake, Venus will guide your instincts towards a constructive reconciliation. This trend helps soften Uranus’ impact on career or your public face – now and in the next few years, you are likely to become a lot more unpredictable in your job choices or professional approach.
August 24-September 22
Ready do some mending? Your recent escapades have ruffled a few feathers in your circle – naughty Virgin! Ruler Mercury’s retrograde comes to your aid, granting you more time to carefully reflect on possible misdeeds (or slip-ups) and explaining yourself to the aggrieved, insulted or hyper-sensitive. Venus will supply you with sufficient heart to seem credible even if you’re gritting your teeth. Part of the ‘problem’ with you is that you’re actually in the process of a philosophical change – inevitably this will separate you from certain old allies but find you new ones. What to blame? Uranus. It’s re-entering your chart house of perspectives on the 6th and is there to stay for yonks. Get used to saying ‘bye bye’ to the boring.
September 23-October 23
A rather splendid month is forecast what with ruler Venus present for most of the time in your chart house of passions (love, sex, hobbies, sport). This has the effect of enhancing natal charisma and beauty, radiating goodwill even among the grinches and (if you play your cards right) drawing money to your good self. Life of course is rarely straightforward. The Uranus shift on the 6th does bring an element of unpredictability to certain close relationships and to any kind of financial support (such as loans or a partner’s earnings). Sudden cash opportunities or unforeseen financial mishaps can be a feature of this trend. One way to look at this is never to say die. Just when you least expect it, an unseasonal Santa steps in to help out. And March looks fortuitous.
October 23-November 22
Thanks goodness certain things do not go according to plan. Let this be your mantra for March as intentions get distracted by unexpected developments under the Mercury retrograde. While this may annoy initially, you’ll discover later in March and into April that a change in plans is a vast improvement. Areas most subject to this influence include any kind of pleasure-seeking or creative or hobbyist work. This erratic tendency is also likely to affect certain close relationships under the major Uranus shift from the 6th. Impatience with people who do not understand your life approach will tend to grow – you may be borrowing Graham Norton’s tip-up chair to remove redundant friends and lovers from your sight. Brutal.
November 23-December 21
A sense of delay fills your thoughts, especially over a home or family matter. Rather than confuse your imaginings with reality, the best course of action is to ask a few pertinent questions. You may discover that the reason for slowness is bureaucratic rather than deliberate. But there’s only one way to find out – ask! A major plus this month comes with Jupiter’s arrival in your chart house of daily routines, health and work. This will greatly boost your desire for a new approach to how you live your life – many of you will be taking up alternative health techniques like reiki or shiatsu as a job and saying ‘namaste’ a lot.
December 22-January 20
Take greater care over what you write and say this month – and what you put your name to. This shouldn’t be such a great challenge as at the best of times you are watchful. But the Mercury retrograde has a habit of birthing ingenious gremlins – and these ones are seeking to make mischief in your communications. Notwithstanding all this, Venus finds herself in one of her favourite houses – the 2nd – which favours money matters and business. While extravagance can be one peril, let’s accentuate the positive: you’ll find there’s money to be made in cooperative actions.
January 21-February 19
Springtime under Venus – how gorgeous for you. The love planet enters your sign and suddenly utility fast fashion gives way to an outbreak of good taste as you undergo a makeover of some kind. Could it be your eyebrows that get redesigned? Or your second chin (if any)? Well, a great improvement in personal aesthetics is underway, and this energy will get expressed in raised libido and attractiveness. Oil the bedsprings, cast away the duvet. Sex aside, Venus in Aquarius draws you into new social worlds and places where bonds serve a humanitarian purpose. Perhaps you’ll fall for an RSPCA operative. Perhaps not. But fun is assured whatever.
February 20-March 20
The Pisces New Moon takes place on the 6th – same day as Uranus enters Taurus. This really is a powerful combo which mixes creativity, spirituality, inspiration, independence, selflessness and… potential utter confusion. Sorry about that last one. But the fact is New Moon occurs close to foggy Neptune, the planet that rules Pisces. Most certainly a new life cycle is opening up for you which is rich in artistry and soulfulness: what you must do is keep your mind clear of fantasy thinking and setting yourself unrealistic targets. If you find yourself getting carried away on the glamour of an expected outcome or situation, sit down, count to ten, take deep breaths and examine the paperwork carefully. This can be a wildly exciting time. Keep it real and you can’t go far wrong.
Victor Olliver is editor of The Astrological Journal, flagship magazine of the Astrological Association. He can be contacted via: Volliver5@gmail.com.
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