I took my troubles down to Madame Ruth
You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth
She’s got a pad down on 34th and Vine
Selling little bottles of love potion number nine
— ‘Love Potion Number 9’ by The Searchers (1963)
Your persuasive powers are on top form at the beginning of the month, and you have a supernatural charm and mesmerising charisma. Move over Buffy, your magic and sensuality are going on a major comeback tour. Be careful though as Mars is trine shady, with Pluto casting you in the role of a control freak and potential diva! Yes, I am sure you are right, and only you have the nose for the details, but there are ways of saying things… Tread lightly and use the intuitive rays of the forthcoming Full Moon in your sign to navigate tricky situations.
On the 5th, the Full Moon is filling you with wisdom and cranking up your psychic ability; it’s time to reflect on what you want. Your subconscious is hurling messages at you — pay attention — this is important information, which perhaps you weren’t ready to hear before.
October is a game-changer. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, and good fortune, is changing signs and moving into your primal 8th house of power, partnerships, sexuality and money. Jupiter delivers a message about where our deepest opportunities are likely to stem from. Jupiter in the 8th means that you are ready to face your demons, to use your past as fertiliser for your present and future. You have the opportunity to win, conquer and evolve through the wisdom you’ve gained from tough experiences.
You can handle the ‘taboo’ this month, the hidden, and those issues lurking beneath the surface that others might turn and run screaming from. Or Jupiter could bring you an unexpected inheritance from your long-lost Aunt Maude, or you become a grief councillor or give up the day job to become a paranormal expert or sex therapist.
Yes, it might be shady, you might end up sleeping with someone you’ve had an obsession with or you could form a powerful business relationship. Whatever Jupiter brings you over the next year, it’s going to be deep. Think about what all these areas mean to you, and how you can use this energy to your advantage. Going to therapy, having a past-life regression, and delving into your shadows will all give you clues. Jupiter provides us with the gift of growth and expansion, climb aboard and sail into the exquisite mystery. Oh, and a peak of this lucky energy is on the 26th when Jupiter and the Sun get together to bring you a chunk of treasure.
A grand Fire trine on the 15th has you bouncing with confidence and daring. One thing’s for sure, there is a massive shift coming, and if you use your psychic detective skills, you can’t go wrong. The New Moon on the 19th turns the second half of the month towards your intimate relationships, friendships and partnerships. You are compelled to be true to yourself, and if you have to let go of a relationship you’ve outgrown, you’ll do it. The Universe has great plans for you, and it’s up to you to grab them. Venus is also in your relationship zone from the 14th making you charming and able to bring harmony to troubled waters. This month is all about love and sexuality, power and healing — so how are you going to make the most of it?
This the time
This is the vibe
Don’t you want to get onto the ride
Come on inside
From the outside
The truth will set you free and you will find
That there is a love
That won’t let you down
And it always holds ground
Wear your crown
— ‘Love Revolution’ by Lenny Kravitz (2008)
Newsflash! October holds a ton of treasure for you and is poised to teach you a thing or two about letting go. I know, this is not something that comes naturally to a typical Taurus. You’re a sentimental old bull and you’re queen of reliving the good memories. You’re famous for being bull-headed for a reason — even if you want to say ‘Farewell!’ ‘Adios!’ ‘Goodnight, Vienna!’ — you have loyalty etched into your DNA and that can foil your departure. It may be autumn, but October is allowing you to spring clean your emotional life and break through into fresh and authentic soul connections, and this is the fertile soil where you can grow. Funnily enough you have probably already got a sniff of this and are sensing/craving a new path. So, let us begin.
October kicks off with Mars, the forceful trine Pluto, the game-changer on the 2nd, giving you a cloak of courage to dive into the unknown. You’re the Zorro of the Zodiac and you want to heroically slash away the nonsense to experience pastures new. On top of that, Venus, your ruler, is trine Pluto on the 3rd. Passion, lust, creativity and pleasure suddenly become necessary, and you may experience an urgent need to express your desire and inner eccentric. With Venus conjunct, Mars the passionate on the 5th, there is no stopping you; you are far more impetuous than usual and you’re willing to put yourself out there.
The Full Moon on the 5th has a whole different vibe bringing you psychic insights and spooky coincidences. If you feel you’re getting nervous about all that is shifting, remember this…
‘If you take a single step toward positive change, that divine energy will take a hundred steps toward you. New worlds and unbelievable possibilities will open up for you. The synchronicities that will begin appearing in your life will become a source of delight and amazement.’
— Joan Z. Borysenko
The main event for October is when Jupiter changes signs; Jupiter is the lord of luck, trust and, most importantly, expansion. He changes signs every 12 to 13 months. This year, he is going into your relationship zone — yeah, baby! Jupiter is giving you a golden opportunity to sort out your love life and bump into all kinds of magnificent partnerships. Jupiter was last here 12 years ago in October 2015. If you’re old enough, it might be worth reflecting on what happened to all things amore in that year. Were there any opportunities you missed? Did you fall in love, end a relationship? What were your relationship patterns and is there anything from that time that impacts you now? Of course, Jupiter encourages you to expand, and this gives you openings to dance into new intimate experiences. To make the most of it, it’s essential that you fearlessly follow through; no clinging to any ghouls of lovers-past. Mercury is helping you out, as he’s showing you how to charm and create harmony. From the 17th, Merc sits in the same place as Jupiter, and he joins forces with the fifth planet from the Sun on the 18th, making your words compelling and alluring — so don’t cast them towards swine or random Tinders.
I could write for decades on the potential of this month; Venus, for instance, is joining forces with frisky Mars on the 5th, turning you into a wild banshee of love. This means you’ll be incredibly direct and forthright about who or what you want on this date. The New Moon on the 19th makes you a little uptight and a stickler for the rules. You might also decide that it’s time to get fit, change your nutrition, give yourself a MOT and stick to a plan. Remember: Mars is backing you up and giving you the va-va-voom to get into shape.
Strap yourself in and prepare for a personal love revolution, the peak of which is on the 28th. This is when the Sun and Jupiter light up your relationship zone and dazzle your soul with butterflies of knowing and wonder. If nothing has changed yet — don’t panic — your hooves are heading in the right direction, so don’t look back… onwards!
I’m pickin’ up good vibrations
She’s giving me excitations (Oom bop bop)
I’m pickin’ up good vibrations (Good vibrations, oom bop bop)
She’s giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She’s giving me excitations (Excitations, oom bop bop)
Good, good, good, good vibrations (Oom bop bop)
She’s giving me excitations (Excitations)
— Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys (1966)
Kaboom! Say farewell to the cosy, insular vibe of last month as the cosmos swaps it for hunger to join forces and get out there. On top of that, your creative juices are more torrent than a flow, make sure you capture them before they vanish down the slippery sinkhole of lost possibilities. Of course, you’re already known for your rapier wit and bold ideas, but October shoves them to a whole new level.
You might feel you’ve had enough of being locked into family responsibilities, and that you want to kick start passion and fling yourself into a different type of intimacy. OK, Venus is still in your family zone but only until the 14th, when she too drags you into bold declarations and spontaneous clinches. That’s not to say every Gemini has to switch partners. Instead, you could decide to go for a relationship reboot. If that’s the case, put your energy into this on the 5th when Mars is lighting your sensual fire. If a relationship is over, it’ll be hard to avoid dealing with it as temptation comes calling.
Remember: ‘Creativity is an energy. It’s a precious energy, and it’s something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they’re a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can’t be taken for granted.’ — Ava DuVernay
On the 5th, a Full Moon radiates in your social zone and empowers you to find the right team. You could stumble into a tribe that inspires you or perhaps you realise which mates energise you and you’ll decide to ditch the ones that don’t. You have a profound connection to the whole — ‘the one consciousness’ — and all that there is. If you think that sounds like I’ve taken a few too many magic mushrooms, send a call out to the Universe with a dream or wish (one that you believe is possible) — and let me know how it goes…
On the 8th, the Sun is giving you a creative confidence boost and is wrapped around your ruler in the same position. Is it hot in here or is it just you? Choose where you put your energy as it’s neon and impossible to ignore. The big news of the month is when Jupiter the lucky changes signs. The lord of expansion shifts places every 12—13 months, and is only in this position once every 12 years. The gift Mr Evolution is giving you is all about taking care of the details, looking after your body and mind, and sorting things out. What have you been ignoring? He may be informing you that the smallest of changes can move mountains this year — try it. The only downside of Jupiter in the 6th is that if you don’t pay attention, you can put on loads of weight or expand in ways that are not useful to you. Having said that, he super-boosts your desire to get sweaty; plug yourself into tantric yoga, hike into the wilderness and declutter like you’re a Dyson humanoid.
The New Moon on the 19th is shaking your ingenious tree and all sorts of inventive ideas are falling out. A new cycle beckons — one that wants to show you that happiness, sensuality and creating your reality, can teach you even more, than blocks and hardships. Over to you Gemini, get those twins into agreeing and open your arms to all of life’s pleasures.
“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the earth for you to make you feel my love.” ~Bob Dylan (Make You Feel My Love)
Love, romance, creativity, children. Get ready for big decisions and experiences around one of these themes or maybe more than one. There’s a saying that all the world loves a lover, and that’s you now Cancer. Who you love, what you love to do – or perhaps who you would love to do. Children if you have them or desire them in the future, or even a partner’s children, offer up experiences that reawaken the child within. There’s also a question around youth and age hanging over this. How young or how old do you feel? Are you telling yourself it’s ‘too late’ on some level? October marks the return of youthful optimism if so. And also the start of your best cycle for 12 years when it comes to experiencing the power of attraction at work.
Time to fall back in love as Jupiter enters your romance zone on the 10th. It’s been 12 years since he visited this section of your chart so think back 12 years to what was happening then for clues as to what he may bring you this time around. Love is a funny thing. It’s a lot like money. In fact, both are ruled by Venus. Have you noticed people who have money always seem to attract more of it – effortlessly? While it just seems to shun the people who could do with it most. Love is the same. To get it you have to have it. So, if you’re seeking a lover don’t expect Jupiter to act like Santa Claus and just deliver him or her. Jupiter doesn’t work like that. But what he will do is make you fall in love with your own life – single or taken. And all that lovely sparkly feeling of love will just radiate out and attract more of itself. That’s how you get Jupiter working for you during the next 12 months. If making babies has been on your mind, then this is the year to do that and create, create, create. If not babies then creative works. Or make yourself your own best creation (which basically comes under ‘Falling in Love With Your Own Life’).
Against this backdrop of planets shuffling into your fabulous 5th – Mercury’s entry on the 17th and meeting with Jupiter on the 18th could see some seriously uplifting news arrive, decisions loom around home and career. This month’s full Moon in your 10th brings something to a key stage to be finalised. One possible scenario is that you are alerted to where you may have neglected to plan or you find yourself at odds with someone over just who is in charge. This could even involve you and your partner as opposed to a work situation. Bear in mind that almost all conflicts in human history whether domestic or even on an international scale are about one of two subjects (and occasionally both). It’s either ‘How much do you love me?’ or ‘Who is in charge?’. Chances are it all boils down to one of these no matter what context you are dealing with it in. Dig deep as you’ve a wellspring of wisdom to draw on. If it’s domestic bliss you’re after Venus in your 4th from the 14th boosts your natural diplomacy and you’ll be searching, and finding, that win/win solution.
On the work front however, you may have to go out on a limb or defend your ideas. This month is all about authoring your future or dealing with ‘authority’ on some level. It’s about being in control of our destiny or having a plan. And not letting others take over the ‘authority’ for our lives. Be seen as someone who knows what they want and what they are talking about. It’s all about showing your unique strengths ignited by a series of powerful aspects across your entire money/home/career sector. Take responsibility for your choices and your direction and by the time the new Moon appears in your 4th (your ruler’s ruling house) on the 19th, you could find yourself heading into a new phase where you define your own path aided by go-getting Mars in here from the 22ND.
All this adds up to loving the life you’re living and being unafraid to be you. This is what Jupiter in your 5th is all about and all you need to do to kick-start the best cycle of attraction you’ve experienced in a very long time. Be the love you want to see not just in the world, but in your life.
Home where my thought’s escaping,
Home where my music’s playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me. – Simon and Garfunkel
What’s the big idea, Leo? It could come to fruition or at the very least, get the green-light this October. Themes around travel, expansion and opportunities will continue for about another month so the time to act is NOW. When it comes to determining what course of action to take, of even which idea to go for, ask yourself how it fits into the bigger picture. Does it pave the way to establish something for yourself? Think of yourself as laying the foundations for this now with the main structure still to rise up from this.
What this is and where it is likely to end up taking you, could be apparent around the time of the full Moon in your 9th at the start of the month. If you are heading in the wrong direction, this could give you the opportunity for course-correction. Don’t be resistant to adjusting your compass or even a complete 180 if called for.
Push forward with all the Leo confidence you can muster now. Words have wings. It’s a month for a flurry of messages, meetings, interactions and communications of all descriptions. Offers or good news lands in your inbox. Some of you could be looking at starting a new job as your work load and your bank account are set to increase. Look to new beginnings at the time of the new Moon in your commerce & communication zone on the 19th. She is co-joined with your ruler the Sun, and along with Uranus, offers a fresh start and new beginning designed to set you free on some level. Watch for this as Mars entering this house from the 22nd, adds to the momentum and gives you that added ‘push’ if you still need it. You know you were never destined to be in the background, Leo. All this adds up to giving you the confidence to roar once more!
But what is all this activity for and what are you working towards? To establish something that lasts for you. Jupiter is on the move this October, exiting your busy 3rd and arriving in your 4th of home, family, roots and security. This is the first time he has moved in here for 12 years and he’s now unpacking for a year-long stay. If you were 18 or over 12 years ago, then think back to what happened last time during this cycle around these themes as this will provide you with clues as to what may unfold this time around. Family or the family you have created will be increasingly important to you and home is where the Leo heart beats now. Many of you could find yourselves upgrading your living space – moving to a bigger home (Jupiter always expands) or even getting that foot on the first rung of the property ladder at last. Perhaps with the assistance of a family member. Women around you will prove to be particularly helpful during this time – if not directly related to you, you could receive help from a female boss or mentor.
Family expansion is also likely and in fact, you can expect some kind of expansion to do with home and family matters. You could extend your present home for example. Even if you are renting, a move to a larger or perhaps better home is likely. Buyers and renters alike could discover they are able to acquire a more spacious home or one in a better neighbourhood for their budget, than they previously supposed.
Above all, Jupiter in this cycle is about appreciating what you already have and your gratitude just fuels more expansion of things to be grateful for. Don’t however just expect to sit back and expect Jupiter to hand you the keys to your dream home. That’s what all this ground work is for. Every lion needs a den to house their pride. Whether their own self-worth or the family they live with. This month marks the start of establishing yours, Leo. The door is just waiting for you to unlock it.
So baby talk to me
Like lovers do
Walk with me
Like lovers do
Talk to me
Like lovers do – Eurythmics (Here comes the rain again)
Hang on, Virgo as the start of October may feel like you are on a rollercoaster! Your legendary organisational skills may be stretched to the limit as unexpected twists and turns mean you have to think on your feet and adapt fast. There may be a crisis or two to deal with before things come to a halt. Issues around your self-worth, values and personal boundaries may need to be confronted as part of this. These past couple of years have seen you building on your inner strength and at the time of the full Moon in your 8th, you may now call on this. And get to see just how far you have come.
Don’t worry as if the month starts off this way it won’t last. In fact, see any challenges or the need to adapt, as events that are paying the way for achievement and freedom. Stand by your values, don’t undersell yourself in any situation that requires negotiation, and you could just end up banking the rewards of this by the months’ end – quite literally. For the past year, you’ve had Jupiter the planet of expansion, in your sector of money, values and assets. These include your talents and abilities. This period should have seen your bank account increase and you handling larger amounts of money than before. This month is all about leveraging this and preparing to move forward into opportunities that could be right on your doorstep.
Jupiter shifts into your 3rd house on the 10th, the first time he has visited your communications and learning neighbourhood for 12 years. This could be the time you embark on a course of study, launch that business or get involved in some way with the power of words. Communication has a big role to play. Perhaps it is time to write that book, launch that blog or maybe you just find yourself in a job where writing and presenting what you have written, plays a major role. How you get around and how you communicate will also be important. Jupiter in here may upgrade your car or computer for example. Expect travel and journeys – for both business and pleasure. These may be short in terms of duration and distance and even if you do embark on a long distance trip, it may not feel as if it was long enough for some reason.
Luck is around you with some of you literally having a ‘lucky break’ on the career front and landing that dream job. At least it may seem like that to others. But usually if Jupiter does deliver something like this, it is only because you have worked towards it. There’s a saying I love which is: It took me 12 years to become an overnight sensation. Jupiter takes 12 years to return to the same house in your chart. So for me, this sums up Jupiter perfectly. Yes, you make success look easy but you worked for it. Watch for news of impending success from mid-month when Mercury enters this, his ruling house and meets up with Jupiter in here.
New beginnings especially around work and how you earn your money take you through the rest of October. On the 14th Venus enters her ruling sign of Libra – which is your 2nd, and Venus’s ruling house in your chart. As such, her influence receives a boost. One more twist or pivotal decision awaits when a Grand Fire Trine ignites those long term plans and ambitions the following day. You are advised to use your intuition here and as Mercury who is still in your 2nd at that point, opposes Uranus, adapt without sacrificing your position. Negotiate with flexibility. The new Moon in here will also oppose Uranus and this could well be your break-free moment. Mars keeps the focus on your money even when Jupiter has moved off from this sector, enabling you to push forward with confidence when it comes to financial plans.
The 23rd sees the Sun move in to your 3rd and join with Jupiter on the 26th. This could mark the beginning of a new journey. Remember what I said about opportunities being right outside your own front door or conversely, with what you already know? Even if you don’t actually leave your day-to-day routine, you could find that the world comes looking for you, or even what you have to offer, during this Jupiter cycle.
Above all, Jupiter in your 3rd is all about discovering just how far an idea can take you. Being ruled by Mercury and with Jupiter in Mercury’s house, this could be a very long way indeed – even if you don’t leave home.
I’ve lived to be the very best
I want it all, no time for less
I’ve laid the plans
Now lay the chance
Here in my hands. – Whitney Huston (One moment in time)
For the past year it’s all been about you, Libra. Your image, your persona, how you perceive yourself and how others see you. The world has held up a mirror to you. Did you like what you saw or have you made changes as a result? Now from the wonderful world of Just You we are about to move on. To you and your money. Or to put it another way, your relationship with the material world.
It’s time to channel that inner Madonna. In fact, the Material Girl could be a good role model for you during the next 12 months. It’s not so much about the amount of money you have – although you can look forward to handling more of it now, it’s also about self-worth. And we can say Madonna is certainly not lacking in that department. What you expect to receive is exactly what you will get during this period. Want some clues as to what to expect as Jupiter exits your sign on the 10th and arrives in Scorpio and your second house? If you were at least 18 12 years ago, then think back to that time and you’ll get a pretty good idea of where those bank account boosting opportunities may be found.
It’s also not just about the money. Our 2nd house rules assets. These include the things we own, investments etc. but also our talents, abilities, experiences and skills and the people we can rely on. Because your sign is the sign of partnership, and because Jupiter has been in your sign, many astrologers focus solely on the partnership potential of this transit. But as I’ve said, Jupiter in your 1st is often about you, and you alone. The good news therefore for Librans who have been disappointed that Jupiter in their sign failed to deliver Mr. or Ms. Right, is that Jupiter in your 2nd can often produce them – that person who is an asset to you and enriches your life.
The month begins with a full Moon in your opposite sign of Aries and house of long term partners. And a series of interactions fuelled by planets and a New Moon in your 1st opposing Uranus in here, could involve someone with partnership potential or even a current or former one. Remember, our 7th house also rules enemies as well as long term loves. So don’t rule out dealing with someone difficult. However, ruler Venus arriving in your 1st from the 14th smooths over any bumps. Uranus in your 7th may have produced some strange twists and turns in your personal life. Or perhaps a connection with a question mark over it. He does not have too much time remaining in your partnership sector, which may be good news for many Librans out there wondering if things, or even they, will ever settle down. Some clarity is likely now, however, thanks to a new Moon in your 1st and the Sun opposing Uranus and offering to lighten up an existing situation or mark the start of a surprising new beginning.
News around your money with perhaps a job offer or a new avenue of income arrives in the 3rd and 4th weeks of the month as first Mercury and then the Sun meet Jupiter. Others could be travelling and if so, benefits could come from this, as this is all about enrichment. You’re in a go-getting mood now once Mars reaches your 1st. You know what it is you want, and you are determined to get it. All this verve and passion could have a knock-on effect as your increased self-confidence gets you noticed in all the right ways. Like I said, it’s all about knowing your own worth now. Bank on it.
Yeah I got a brand new spirit,
Speak it and it’s done
Woke up on the side of the bed like I won
Talk like a winner, my chest to that sun. – Flo Rida (Good Feeling)
Happy birthday, Scorpio. This birthday season is extra special, all wrapped up with added phoenix-ascending possibilities. All this starts to happen before the Sun enters your sign on the 23rd. Call it an early birthday present delivered by Jupiter who has to get the party started for you. What’s he got in store? Well, you could try asking the Librans next door. Or if you have enough birthdays behind you, look back 12 years as this will give you some idea of the goodies Jupiter has in store.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and you are the sign of still waters running deep. Of passion and depth. Your first house is all about you. Your appearance and how others see you. How you ‘present’ yourself and the outer package in other words. This past year should have seen you going deep and examining some inner truths. This would have resulted in inner changes happening on a soul level. Now, here’s the thing. When we change on an inner level, once we have integrated these, the outer ‘us’ has to reflect this. So, be prepared to be not just re-awakened, but to show the world how you have changed in the most obvious way possible. By adjusting your outer image so it truly reflects this new ‘you’. Hence the phoenix-like re-birth that awaits.
The inner process isn’t quite over yet, however, due to faster moving planets still transiting your spiritually charged 12th. This is all about peeling away the layers that keep you from the truth. With a full Moon in your 6th opposing this house, expect revelations around this time especially around health or family matters. Your wellbeing impacts on your inner and outer selves. If there are radical steps to take to attain this, you’ll be willing to entertain them now.
Powerful links to the past could connect you to a love from the past – or a past life. Venus enters your 12th mid-month. It’s time to re-visit the past not with sentiment but with love. What’s the difference? Sentiment clouds things. And the 12th can be all about illusion. You can wrap the past up in rose-tinted illusions. Love allows you to see things as they really were without blaming anyone – including yourself. Venus in this house also links you to inspiration and creative ideas which truly may seem like they have been drawn down from heaven. Your intuition will be nudging you in a new direction – especially around the time of the new Moon on the 19th. Mercury will arrive in your sign the following day and now is the time to act on those insights, especially if they relate to your wellbeing or any elements of your daily life. You might like to take a look at your routine too. Does your routine still sit with who you feel you have become? Only you can answer that. Adjust if necessary.
When it comes to how others see this new you that is in the process of launching their golden, glowing self skyward, you could receive your first piece of positive feedback as Mercury arrives ahead of the Sun and bumps into Jupiter. Before the Sun does the same, ancient ruler Mars enters your 12th and those insights you’ve been having may be clues that point you towards uncovering something. You’re a psychic detective now so follow the clues. What you find is the final key to your freedom.
As Jupiter and the Sun meet in your 1st, consider this the official beginning of this new cycle – and this new you. Time to fly free, phoenix. You glow.
Freedom! (I won’t let you down)
Freedom! (I will not give you up)
Freedom! (Have some faith in the sound)
You’ve gotta give for what you take (It’s the one good thing that I’ve got)
Freedom! (I won’t let you down)
Freedom! (So please don’t give me up)
Freedom! (‘Cause I would really, really love to stick around)
You’ve gotta give for what you take – George Micheal (Freedom)
When Jupiter your ruler makes a move, for you it’s an even bigger deal than for other signs. You’ll feel the influence more no matter which house in your chart he happens to be in. This month he arrives in your 12th house. And this is one Jupiter transit that has to be experienced more than talked about. Your 12th house is filled with mystery. It is the house of intuition and psychic ability. Of past lives. Of future lives. Of insight and inspiration. Of everything that is hidden but nonetheless exists. The 12th rules the multiverse and its dimensions could be yours to explore now. Secrets are also ruled by the 12th and the effect of Jupiter in here could be to reveal them – especially if they hold you back in any way. The 12th also rules prisons. The literal kind as well as the psychological variety. Expect to be broken free in some way.
First, however, your 5th/11th house axis is going to be activated in a big way starting with the fiery full Moon in your 5th on the 5th and then some major planetary action in your 11th which has major 5th house repercussions due to Uranus in here. Friends, groups, networks – your wider social circle in other words. There are fabulous new connections to be made now with Venus in here from the 14th and good times to be shared. Whether or not one of these blossoms into a romantic connection remains to be seen. You could also connect with people you have lost touch with or not seen in a while. And you’ll also benefit for the Grand Fire Trine which could mark some kind of breakthrough or breakaway, thanks to action between Saturn and Uranus and the Moon in your 9th on the 15th. This is your chance to liberate yourself and prepare to take a step into a wider world or bigger experience. What direction will this take you in? The four day period between the 15th – 19th is going to show you just where freedom lies for you as Mercury opposes Uranus brining sudden news or changes with more to follow as he moves off into Scorpio and meets Jupiter.
Look to what begins, especially around new people or a journey towards a long-held goal at the time of the New Moon on the 19th which opposes Uranus. There are going to be shifts occurring now on the social scene as Mars heads in here on the 22nd. You’re pursuing the potential of one particular connection or group. This could even be a professional one so don’t just think of this as just applying to your social life. This transit is great for the confidence to go out there and ‘find your people’ if you’ve been feeling disconnected of late.
The 23rd sees the Sun join Jupiter in your 12th and the two meet on the 26th. This could be an illuminating lightbulb moment where something becomes apparent that you just could not see before. Or else you uncover hidden assets or resources you did not know you had access to. It’s all about trusting the voice within – your inner compass, to guide you. Expect insights and spiritual whispers about what it is you need, and what you need to do to get it. Here’s a clue: you already have all you need at your disposal to get anything you want. It’s just you need to see what stands between you and it. Over the next year that will become clear.
Jupiter always wants to expand and give us something. Be aware that what he gives you may be intangible, but may ultimately turn out to be far more valuable than any material gain. Insight, inspiration, empathy and above all, the ability to forgive ourselves and see where we may have been holding ourselves back are likely gifts in this cycle. And once given, you can’t lose them.
You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I’ll come running, running to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I’ll be there yes i will
You’ve got a friend
Ain’t it good to know
You’ve got a friend – Carol King (You’ve got a friend)
The good news for all sea-goats out there is that the rather challenging energies that you have had to deal with over the past year, are now beginning to dispel. This is due to Uranus moving away from squaring Pluto in your 1st and now Jupiter moving out of fellow Cardinal sign Libra and on into Scorpio and your 11th house this month.
Jupiter takes 12 years to orbit the Sun. So he spends a year in each house of our charts. It’s been 12 years since Jupiter was last in your 11th. So, if you are old enough – in other words, you had at the very least left school 12 years ago, think back to that time and what was happening through friends, contacts, social groups and networks. Did you social circle expand? Were you the recipient of opportunities or benefits via the people you knew? Did the people you knew then open doors for you on some level? The answer should be ‘Yes’. You can expect your wider circle of friends and professional contacts to expand during the next 12 months. Also bear in mind this house of your chart rules goals, wishes and dreams. Whenever anyone sees Jupiter arrive in their 11th house I always give them the following piece of advice: make three wishes. Usually at some point during the forthcoming year you will see at least one of these and for some perhaps more than one, manifest.
Of course, it’s worth mentioning that if you are determined to stay home with your box sets of Breaking Bad and don’t make the effort to connect, you are likely to remain in hermit mode. Jupiter is not about to magic up your social life by dropping an instant Walter White fanclub party on your doorstep. Or deliver on those goals unless you take the first steps towards them. However, what he can do is ease things along with just a small effort on your part. New friends or people you meet now could have a larger-than-life Sag quality about them but they also have hidden depths for you to discover. One of the connections you make now could have a fated quality to it and this person could well be instrumental in helping shape your future path. Needless to say, it could be time to have business cards printed if you don’t already have some. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to hand them out.
The past year has seen Jupiter in your career and status sector and even though he moves out of here on the 10th, this area of your chart continues to be in focus for you for about another month. You could be putting the finishing touches to a work project or plan or seeing the culmination of an interview, pitch or selection process take place especially around the time of the new Moon on the 5th. This takes place in the Moon’s ruling house in your chart – the 4th and the full Moon reflects – into your opposite house – the 10th. So, this may be an intense time both at work and also at home.
If there is an imbalance here, you are being given the opportunity to address this as Venus enters your 10th and her ruling sign of Libra on the 14th. Look not only to creating a work/life balance but in terms of your professional life, your image and how you come across. You are in a position to make a lasting impression with diplomacy and charm as well as your smarts. There’s another message here which is are you getting the recognition you deserve? Jupiter’s stay in here should have given you that, but if you still feel you are not appreciated for what you do, you are about to get one final boost in this house to help you achieve that. Ruler Saturn and Uranus as part of the Grand Fire Trine on the 15th, could be letting you see where you have fallen into a rut. While Mercury in your 10th and opposing Uranus could provide you with the idea or news that finally breaks you out of it. The new Moon in your 10th on the 19th promises an innovative, fresh start and if by now you have arrived at the conclusion that ‘Things must change and I must change them’ – this is all about thinking outside the box and trying something new. Lucky for you, Mars planet of confidence and action heads in here on the 22nd, firing up those ambitions and your determination to succeed.
From the 17th, the planets begin to socialise with Jupiter in your 11th with Mercury bringing news and invitations while the Sun follows on the 23rd. He will meet Jupiter on the 26th which could be an extremely lucky period for many of you. Accept all invitations, reach out and connect. Don’t think ‘This is not my scene’ – you don’t know that until you yourself are scene there. And you are going to be seen by a great many people from many different walks of life. Don’t block the flow of energy that wants you to meet and greet now. And above all, wants you to connect to the people who can help you live your dreams.
We’re close enough to touch the sun, the sun, oh
Higher, higher, higher we go tell me, tell me
The journey’s only just begun, begun – Mikey Ekko (Watch me rise)
News could have you setting sail into new territory as an exciting new beginning beckons. It’s also time to fire up those ambitions, Aquarius. And to discover just how far you can go. Recognition and rewards could be yours thanks to the arrival of Jupiter on a status-enriching mission in your 10th house. It’s all about career expansion. Not just simply about money although this could be a major factor. It’s about how people view you professionally, building a reputation and taking on more responsibility. You’ll be dealing with people in positions of power and authority and this is one of those cycles where you are likely to benefit from their help.
As well as the more obvious benefits such as a better paying job or promotion, you could also benefit from upskilling or expanding your professional expertise in some way. The theme of responsibility also extends to you owning your choices and decisions. Are you happy with your career? Did you consciously choose it? Did you fall into it? Did you have to go get a job – any job due to economic circumstances? Or did someone else, a parent perhaps, put you on your path and have you been living their career dream and not your own? If for any reason whatsoever, you have come to feel you are literally the square peg in the round hole, another benefit of Jupiter in your 10th is that he will make it easier for you to go in a new direction than at any other time. And as Jupiter rules higher education, if you need to return to education in order to progress, Jupiter will aid you in doing this too.
Your 10th house hasn’t felt the Jupiter factor for 12 years. So, some of you will be feeling his boost up the career ladder, for the first time. Others should look back at what was happening 12 years ago. This house of your chart also rules your partner’s status so some of you could even benefit from their partner’s career success.
Jupiter allows you to think big and walk tall. Don’t undersell yourself during the next 12 months. And as for big plans – chunk them down and take the first step. Jupiter always adds momentum to any effort.
There’s also some distinct Jupiter-like energy running through the rest of your chart this month as your 3rd/9th house (Jupiter rules the 9th) is activated starting with the full Moon in your 3rd on the 5th which brings news or something coming to a peak stage or culmination. Remember, the full Moon reflects the light of the Sun, so often the full Moon involves issues and themes ruled by the house is opposes – in this case your 9th. Venus is about to enter here from the 14th, perhaps making your heart beat faster for something or someone far far away, or else increasing your desire for a bigger love/life experience. Benefits could come to you via travel, dealing with companies and people overseas, higher learning, the outdoors or even big animals. If you are involved in legal matters or exams of any kind, you could now be seeing results and resolution. In past aided by Venus and also a Grand Fire Trine which may see a situation or even a person, take a surprising turn.
Mercury now joins Jupiter in your 10th from the 17th and both meet on the 18th. This is a day ahead of the restriction-busting new Moon in your 9th on the 19th which opposes your ruler Uranus in your 3rd. Say goodbye to chains that bind you to something that is no longer working – be it a job, a person or a way of life. Shake off those shackles and prepare for a fresh start and new beginnings. All this adds up to a professional and personal soul boost as the Sun follows into your 10th on the 23rd and also meets Jupiter on the 26th. This could be a sign of validation – and open the door to you stepping through it to claim a prize on some level. This could well be that job or business win or the results you have been after.
While being seen as someone who knows what they want, where they are going and what they are talking about is important, Aquarius; always remember the secret to your own success is through doing things in your own unique individual way. Jupiter in your 10th allows you to define success on your own terms. This is the start of your winning streak. Go work it.
Roam if you want to, roam around the world
Roam if you want to, without wings without wheels
Roam if you want to, roam around the world
Roam if you want to, without anything but the love we feel. B52’s (Roam)
Your modern-day ruler may be Neptune, but your ruler before Neptune was discovered used to be Jupiter. The old rulerships still apply on many levels. Our contemporary ruler gives us greater insight and understanding when it comes to ourselves and also the themes governed by our sign. But today’s astrologers often overlook the important of an ancient ruler if we have one. So, we can say for you, that Jupiter changing signs and therefore houses in your chart, is going to be a very big deal.
If we were to remove all the outer planets from the equation and just work out horoscopes based on the old model of the solar system which ended with Saturn, the funny thing is, astrology would still work just fine. After all, it worked fine for thousands of years before we invented telescopes that allowed us to see there were more planets out there. This month, Jupiter moves from your 8th house and heads into the 9th in your chart – coincidentally his ruling house. So, this is an even bigger deal as he will be bigger and much more Jupitarian while in here. And big is what you can expect as Jupiter rules size. Expect big benefits – and big experiences.
Travel especially long distance travel is highlighted, as is dealing with the mass media, the law, academic study and exploration. This exploration is all about big dreams and the freedom to pursue them. Yes, it’s like the Pursuit of Happiness. You’re free to pursue it but it doesn’t mean you will get it. With Jupiter in your 9th however, you’ve got a better than average chance now of attaining that goal. He is now working for you in ways he has not done for 12 years. In fact, think back 12 years. If you were 18 or over at that time, this will give you clues as to what to expect this time around. Be ready to take advantage of the many opportunities Jupiter will present you during the next 12 months and remember – Jupiter helps those who help themselves.
There is something you need to break free of and this struggle should be resolved just as Jupiter heads in here. What is it? Is it a situation where you don’t have ‘enough’ of something? Money? Time? Love? Or is something or someone calling the shots and you are not living your most authentic life? Issues around your values, power and control may come to the fore now and see this as Jupiter giving you the ability to break free of restrictions if need be. The full Moon at the start of the month may bring about a situation where you have to deal with your money, your values or just standing your ground and letting someone know they have over-stepped the boundaries. You have the ability to do this in the most appropriate way while staying true to yourself and your own beliefs. Have you been guilty of putting someone else before you? Are the scales out of balance? Is there too much take and no give? As Venus enters her ruling sign of Libra and your 8th, you will be asked to bring things back into equilibrium in some way as your values and your self-worth could be tested by a Grand Fire Trine and a Mercury/Uranus opposition on the 15th.
Mercury is now off into your 9th where he meets Jupiter on the 17th and this should see the arrival not just of good news but big news that you simply can’t miss. A sense of self-satisfaction could accompany the new beginning that the New Moon in your 8th on the 19th hints at and this could be to do with your money, your earning ability or even someone giving you access to their resources. Whatever it is, you know this is all down to you and your efforts. Mars enters your 8th on the 22nd and don’t forget this is his ancient ruling house and what have we said about the old rulerships? Be prepared to release something that has been lived out or doesn’t work in order to move forward into something free from past restrictions. And move or travel you shall as the Sun in your 9th conjunct Jupiter promises new horizons or experiences ahead. Time to explore possibilities that you may not have thought open to you, or even knew existed. Get ready to explore something new and to discover just what you are capable of in the process.
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