Here you can read your personal 2018 FREE monthly horoscope, describing the way your (love) life unfolds month after month.
The predictions below are descriptive, NOT judgmental.
We discuss relationships in a wide sense and that's why we will often refer to your family life, co-workers or neighbors,... as well -- if applicable.
So, actually, the forecasts are so much more than just a monthly (love) horoscope.
In case we find a powerful or rare astrological configuration, we will comment on this too.
This way you will be able to learn some astrological principles by reading your 2018 free monthly horoscope.
Among many other techniques, we review powerful Fixed Stars, degree areas, planetary pictures (and midpoint combos) that may affect your Sun's position -- making this more reliable than simple Sun sign forecasts.
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During this month of January, the are no specific planetary configurations that affect some birthdays.
Generally speaking, January 2, 3, 4 and 18 are less "lucky" days.
Try not to initiate any major projects on these dark, unfortunate, chaotic and empty days (no proposals, no marriages, no changes of residence,...) because things may not go as planned or wished.
Uranus stations and turns direct at 24° Aries around the January 2 Full Moon.
This heavy station involves innovation, breakthroughs, discoveries, inventions in whatever fields.
Because a Full Moon always brings awareness and things out into the open, in the public world, expect some unexpected revelations and explosive breaking news during this station of Uranus, the awakener.
At 24° Aries, a degree of exposing lies and secrets, truth setting one free and the "end of a seemingly stable situation", some information, exposed during the station, may be shocking but highly revealing.
Around January 5 Mars at 16° Scorpio squares the Lunar Nodes, indicating a delicate period as you may know if you regularly read our forecasts.
Any challenging Mars-Lunar Nodes aspect is related to mass incidents resulting in physical injuries, shootings, traffic accidents and/or other explosive accidents.
Mars and Jupiter meet around January 6-7 adding to the spreading of the accident-prone Mars-Lunar Nodes aspect.
Indeed, Jupiter enlarges, magnifies whatever planet it aspects and in this case, accident-prone situations may become large or huge.
The Sun, Venus and Pluto all conjoin around January 9 at 19° Capricorn and build a highly passionate and unique combo.
There is irresistible attraction and if you are born around January 9, February 7-8, March 9-10, April 9, May 9-10, June 10, July 11, August 11-12, September 11-12, October 12, November 11 or December 11, this combo will affect you most.
Expect a passionate and wild ride...
For some of you, primal desires and urges may almost get out of hand and get a karmic or fated overtone.
If you are born around this day of January 9, your whole (solar return) year (counting from birthday to birthday) is full of passion, intense emotional feelings and love desires.
The time frame between January 8 and 10 is particularly auspicious for anyone's love life overall.
Around January 13 Mercury and Saturn conjoin at 2° Capricorn.
Saturn being the stronger of the two (because it's in its own sign Capricorn) suggests documents, news, information from the government and/or that are related to rules and regulations.
Things have to be interpreted in a strict and narrow way now.
Around January 13 Venus at 24° Capricorn squares Uranus at 24° Aries.
Short-lived attractions and enjoyable meetings or encounters may occur.
A nice word, a gift or present would please anyone now.
The Sun at 24° Capricorn too squares Uranus at 24° Capricorn around January 14 making for some exciting and thrilling days.
Enjoy the moments.
Venus enters humanitarian and freedom-loving Aquarius around the January 17-18 New Moon.
Currently, Venus needs some intelligent, intellectual stimuli.
Beware of some sudden and disturbing changes in the weather around this New Moon.
Around January 19-20 the Sun enters Aquarius, the sign of its detriment because the ego (the Sun) now submits to group interests (Aquarius).
Mercury and Pluto conjoin at 19° Capricorn around January 24 suggesting annoyance, obsessive thoughts and tense communications.
Impulsive Mars enters exaggerating Sagittarius around January 26.
You tend to become a crusader, imposing your beliefs and fighting for your convictions.
This is a very political position for Mars to be in but the danger is that Mars tends to overdo and over-stretch.
Also, beware of traffic accidents.
Around January 28 Mercury at 24° Capricorn squares Uranus at 24° Aries.
This is a turbulent aspect because the square is waning, suggesting misunderstandings, nervous tension, the canceling of plans or meetings, air crashes and/or transportation accidents and/or sleeplessness, among others.
Separation is in the air and some events are upsetting a group or society.
Venus at 15° Aquarius opposes the mean Lunar North Node, indicating the need to be left alone, even withdraw.
This is not a time for socializing.
Some of you may face some financial issues and a low budget or low cash flow.
Around the January 31 Lunar Eclipse at 11° Leo (a so-called "Royal degree"), Mercury enters disruptive Aquarius.
This Lunar Eclipse (the 2nd Full Moon this month) suggests a sudden (and even shocking) turn of events for the better.
Mercury at 14° Aquarius opposes the Lunar North Node around February 9 suggesting a very busy and hectic time frame.
Venus enters Pisces around February 10 while the Sun at 22° Aquarius squares Jupiter at 22° Scorpio.
The entrance of Venus in Pisces, the sign of letting go, marks the end of some relationship (in the widest sense) and/or indicates some disruption during which one needs to learn to "let go."
The waxing Sun-Jupiter square in which Jupiter is the stronger (because the Sun is in the sign of its detriment) suggests exaggeration, some arrogance, ballooning behavior and some idealistic visions that may not always be realistic.
There can be legal issues popping up under this square.
Around February 13 Mercury at 22° Aquarius squares Jupiter at 22° Scorpio indicating more bluff and poignant talks and speeches.
This waxing square reinforces judgmental behavior, seeing things in too an idealistic way, too much propagating and superficial thinking.
The Solar Eclipse at 27° Aquarius around February 15 belongs to the 1 South Saros Cycle and suggests, following the research by astrologer Bernadette Brady, ideas and their enthusiastic expression.
If you have any (personal) bodies, planets or points around 27° in a sign, you will be flooded with ideas or options.
There may seem to be an element of haste, but if you can go with the new ideas, they will have positive outcomes, she says.
Mars at 13° Sagittarius squares Neptune at 13° Pisces while the Sun and Mercury conjoin at 28° Aquarius around February 17.
The sharp waning Mars-Neptune square in double signs denotes exhaustion, illusions and deceptions, viral (respiratory ?) infections, exploitation and seduction because of weak boundaries.
The Sun-Mercury conjunction suggests some communication amidst chaos, related to criminals and their victims.
Around the same day of February 17, Mercury enters Pisces, the sign of its detriment, reinforcing the current chaotic period and a lost feeling.
Around February 18 the Sun too enters Pisces, denoting there is a stellium (more than 3 planets) in Pisces now (the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Neptune and Chiron).
A stellium in the sign of secrets suggests lots going on behind the scenes and in the background.
If you are an Aries, you enter a treacherous time frame with lots going on behind your back and some possible health concerns as well.
This day of February 18 can be important because of the 2 sign ingresses and the Moon changing signs as well (entering Aries).
These ingresses are all likely to trigger or ignite a chaotic period and something dissolving (often literally because of water-related issues).
Around February 21, Venus and Neptune conjoin at 13° Pisces.
Any Venus-Neptune aspect represents ephemeral and universal love.
This aspect goes way beyond physical love and is about remembering loved ones, love dreams and more humanitarian, platonic, love.
Venus at 18° Pisces squares Mars at 18° Sagittarius while Mercury and Neptune conjoin at 13° Pisces around February 25.
Any Venus-Mars aspect denotes issues regarding boundaries and crossing lines.
Some subconscious impulses are such that clashes and accidents have to happen to make sure lessons about setting boundaries are learned.
Also, this waxing Venus-Mars square points to an imbalance between giving and taking, bonding and freedom, self-interests and mutual interests.
Differences in opinions may be obvious around this aspect.
The chaotic Mercury-Neptune conjunction in which Mercury is the weaker, because it's in the sign of its detriment while Neptune is in its own sign, creates fog, uncertainty, misunderstandings and disappointments.
Around February 28, Mercury at 20° Pisces squares Mars at 20° Sagittarius, suggesting assertiveness, irony, irritation and frustration that is outed verbally.
There can be sharp debates going on and you need to defend yourself.
This waxing aspect reinforces the nervous tension, disputes and arguments that mark late February amidst a lot of chaos.
Mercury, Venus and Chiron conjoin at 27° Pisces around March 4 while the Sun meets Neptune at 13° Pisces.
The Mercury-Venus-Chiron stellium points to a very talkative day.
You can talk things over in a friendly and articulate way, creating better understanding.
Share your feelings of love by any means (sending a love card, poem or poetry, text message, ...).
The Sun-Neptune conjunction increases the imagination and idealization of someone, especially of a missing or absent someone.
Both Mercury and Venus enter Aries together around March 6, focusing on peaceful conversations, enjoyable agreements, and small talk.
Around March 9, Jupiter stations and turns retrograde at 23° Scorpio, resulting in some dis-comfortable situations for Sagittarians or Sagittarius Ascendants.
When Jupiter stations, legal issues tend to pop up and enthusiasm and optimism lessen.
Retrograde Jupiter is less expansive, less flamboyant, more cautious and consequently less generous.
The economy may slacken.
Mercury at 7° Aries squares Saturn at 7° Capricorn around March 11.
This waxing square tends to give critical remarks and comments and sets limits and boundaries in a negative and obstructive way.
Formalities may rule !
Around March 13 Venus at 8° Aries squares Saturn at 8° Capricorn which is a bummer for your love life.
In matters of love and romance, this waxing square is a cold aspect, detached, stingy and not really affectionate.
The mood is somber with lots of lamenting and you feel dissatisfied.
Chances are you feel restricted financially also and have to cope with a very low cash flow.
Generally speaking, there are more clouds in the sky these days.
Between March 12-14 Mars at 27° Sagittarius is sextile the February Solar Eclipse degree and may activate the Eclipse.
Mars then enters Capricorn around the March 17 New Moon, suggesting a public intervention of the armed forces.
In ambitious Capricorn, Mars is focused on hard work and meeting strict deadlines.
There is no time for fun or pleasure and control issues may pop up.
The Sun enters Aries around March 20 while stationing Mercury and Venus conjoin at 16° Aries.
Though Mercury and Venus already walked closely together since March 1-2, they just now unite, indicating more enjoyable talks, love talks, love messages, romanticizing, thoughts of love, receiving nice small gifts or presents, among others.
If you are born around January 6, February 5, March 7, April 6, May 7, June 7, July 8, August 8-9, September 9, October 9-10, November 8 or December 8, this conjunction affects you most, so, enjoy the nice start of spring.
Around March 22-23 Mercury stations and turns backward at 16° Aries.
As usual, Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) may feel the station most because things may not fully go as planned or wished.
There can be minor health complaints as well and you better keep a low profile.
Don't take any major decisions around the station because you will miss the bigger picture and may have to review your point of view later.
Venus at 21° Aries squares intense Pluto at 21° Capricorn around March 23.
This intense waxing square wants to conquer, seduce by overpowering the partner by any means.
This forceful aspect is not a peaceful one and has a dark overtone.
Emotional insatiability and jealousy often arise, resulting in messy relationships.
Between March 23 and April 11, unpredictable Uranus is at 27° Aries, sextile the February Solar Eclipse's degree and triggering the Eclipse.
At this degree, Uranus suggests an increase in physical assaults and rape, financial losses, a low cash flow, prosecutions, isolation, legal issues and/or misjudgments with huge consequences.
The intense astrological configurations are reinforced by the waxing square between the Sun at 3° Aries and Mars at 3° Capricorn around March 24.
This can be a violent period during which force is used in not too wise a way.
Women should beware with whom they meet because assaults and/or rape might be part of the current astrological configurations.
Around March 28-29 Venus and Uranus conjoin at 27° Aries, suggesting unexpected encounters, love at first sight and short-lived attractions.
Love is suddenly in the air.
However, this aspect is closely followed by the Sun at 8° Aries square Saturn at 8° Capricorn around the same day of March 29 and indicates a somber mood and a lack to express yourself properly.
There is a somber and heavy mood and you may face lots of duties and obligations.
Some of you may feel particularly lonely these late March days.
Venus enters its own sign Taurus around the March 31 Full Moon.
Generally speaking, this position of Venus in the sign it rules, may emphasize the need for more comfort.
When Mars and Saturn conjoin and Saturn is the stronger because it's in its own sign Capricorn of ambitions and climbing up the ladder, there is a huge need to prove oneself and achieve one's goals or targets.
The Mars-Saturn conjunction in a cardinal sign is a huge driver and aims high.
There is a lot of tenacious determination and self-control.
In some instances, this aspect indicates the (sudden) death of a male person.
Expect cooler (colder) weather the early April days and strong winds.
Retrograde Mercury at 9° Aries squares Mars at 9° Capricorn around April 4, suggesting insults and quarrels and the wrong reasoning.
The day after, around April 5, retrograde Mercury at 9° Aries squares Saturn at 9° Saturn indicating sharp criticism and dissatisfaction.
The atmosphere is clouded.
The attentive reader may have noticed that the first week of April is actually marked by two planetary duos squaring each other: the Sun-Mercury conjunction (duo) squares the Mars-Saturn conjunction (duo) between 9°-12° cardinal signs.
Beware of your communication and thoughts because this can be a cynical, harsh and obstructive period.
Mental activity is high but may result in failures and/or miscalculations.
Beware of accidents and physical injuries.
Around April 9 Venus at 11° Taurus squares the mean Lunar Nodes indicating love's sorrow, money shortages, shyness towards others or someone else and/or sadness over a beloved one.
You may prefer solitude around these days.
Around April 11 the Sun at 21° Aries squares Pluto at 21° Capricorn.
This waxing square indicates pushing through forcefully.
Mercury stations around the April 15-16 New Moon at 4° Aries and turns direct again.
For Geminis and Virgos (and Gemini and Virgo Ascendants), this station may be welcome because it brings some forward movement in their lives.
It's time to make decisions more public but prepare for a highly busy and hectic period also.
This is the more so because Mercury's station happens around the April 15-16 New Moon which is conjunct disruptive and turbulent Uranus.
This can be a period of breakthroughs and brilliant, innovative ideas.
Venus at 20° Taurus opposes Jupiter at 20° Scorpio while Chiron enters Aries and Saturn stations and turns retrograde at 9° Capricorn around April 17.
Clearly, mid April is hectic to say the least...
The Venus-Jupiter opposition indicates happy moments, optimism and high hopes.
There is some over-indulgence noticeable and the need to gather and even merge with others and socialize.
Usually, when Saturn stations and turns backward, people from the past may enter your world again.
In the sign of the banking world, corporations and governments, this station of Saturn will redefine them.
Governments, the corporate and banking world, leaders of state and higher-ups may face or endure additional stress, trials and testing times during this backward motion of Saturn.
Security needs will be re-viewed and it's time to dig in the past.
The entry of Chiron into commanding and busy Aries will learn people to control aggressiveness (either of themselves or of others).
This entry marks an increased pushing through one's individuality, uninhibited self-expression and a strong need to overcome any obstacles.
The Vernal point or 0° Aries represents "the world at large" (the planet, humanity) and when Chiron, the maverick, hits this point, something is going to become visible, noticed and/or experienced worldwide.
Forget about Chiron being the wounded healer because you can do nothing with this meaning on a mundane level...
Chiron is a blend between Saturn and Uranus and reflects best the maverick and the non-conformist but also the one who opens doors (more correctly who cracks doors).
Where Chiron is, there can be resistance and tension on a mundane level, disputing rules and trying to break away to live its individuality AND unique self.
At 0° Aries, Chiron represents the adolescent crisis of "the world at large."
Chiron can be rule-breaking and manifesting in an irritating way.
Mercury at 21° Aries squares Pluto at 21° Capricorn around May 7.
This waxing square tries to manipulate with documents, communication and/or speeches in too forceful and fanatic a way.
Don't try to impose your opinion(s) because emotions may run high and cause annoyance now.
Around the same day of May 7 Venus at 16° Gemini squares Neptune at 16° Pisces, suggesting imaginative (love) desires and unfulfilled love longings.
You may feel mesmerized by someone, may experience high love ideals and/or live a platonic bond with someone.
Often, there are hidden or secret affairs going on, or undisclosed love feelings.
Love and sacrifice go hand in hand and it may also indicate some connection between love and abuse or deceit.
Around May 8-9 the Sun at 18° Taurus opposes retrograde Jupiter at 18° Scorpio pointing to too high expectations, especially on a financial level (because the Taurus-Scorpio axis is above all a financial and/or economic axis).
For some, this aspect denotes bankruptcy while for others, it brings lots of income (money from others like inheritances, legacies, loans,...).
This aspect also suggests joy and the feeling that everything goes as it should.
Something unreal tends to be real, in a highly auspicious way.
Strong pride boosts the ego and (self-)image and there is no hesitation to exaggerate.
Also, it may happen that uncommon publicity is achieved, putting some of you in the lime light.
Around May 13 Mercury and Uranus conjoin at 29° Aries while at the same day, Mercury enters the fixed earth sign Taurus.
Mercury, the messenger brings surprising news, revealing documents or agreements regarding possessions, financial topics and/or economic deals.
The May 15 New Moon period is highly powerful and explosive with disruptive and surprising Uranus entering stable and inert Taurus, while impulsive Mars enters revolutionary and upsetting Aquarius (and thus also squares Uranus, its dispositor).
It looks like mid May brings a U-turn, the reversal of some existential situation.
Uranus still rules an air sign (Aquarius) and when this generational planet enters a sign it is incompatible with (Taurus is still an earth sign and air and earth don't blend at all), it will try to stir the pot abruptly and shake everything physical and material.
True, with the additional planets in the earth sign Capricorn (Saturn and Pluto), this additional move of rebel Uranus in another earth sign will bring ground-breaking experiences.
Earthquakes, earth-slides, mining disasters and everything related to the soil, ground or earth may be part of it.
Transiting Uranus will reside in Taurus till 2026.
Disrupting and shocking Uranus in materialistic and physical Taurus is surely going to bring HUGE EXISTENTIAL changes for the next years to come.
Expect sudden events and experiences that WILL bring you out of your comfort zone.
In the end, this transit will bring the opportunity to free yourself from materialistic shackles and it will bring drastic economic changes worldwide that will likely result in breaking up the chains of the current tyrannical materialistic (financial) system that is almost solely based upon dependence and debt (the so-called western debt-economy).
Uranus is too freedom-loving to get bound by a very physical and materialistic sign resulting in some heavy shake-ups...
Because Mars also enters the sign that is ruled by Uranus and Mars also squares its own dispositor (Uranus), Uranus becomes yet more powerful these days.
Mars, often representing the armed forces, is in a state of emergency.
Mid May is full of nervous tension and shocking events or experiences.
Realize though that any shock creates an awakening.
In other words, no awakening without a shock...
The waning Mars-Uranus square at 0° in a sign points to a revolution, a turning things upside down due do some rage or anger.
This is a very accident-prone aspect that often brings physical injuries.
Beware of airplane crashes or accidents now.
The hectic mid May period is confirmed and even reinforced by Mercury at 9° Taurus squaring the mean Lunar Nodes around May 19.
As usual, Mercury-Lunar Node aspects bring lots of nervousness, a busy atmosphere and lots of buzz.
Venus enters home-bound Cancer around the same day of May 19.
Now is a good time to do some home-decorating, make your home a cozy place.
In matters of love and romance, Venus is in a fluctuating sign denoting that love will have its ups and downs.
Around May 20-21 the Sun enters mutable Gemini, bringing the focus on documents, letters, messages and communication.
Chances are you will be more on the road, more on the move and/or take short trips.
Siblings enter your life (again) for the next days or weeks.
Mercury at 16° Taurus opposes retrograde Jupiter at 16° Scorpio around May 23.
This aspect is practical and the reasoning is quite down-to-earth.
Around the same day of June 6-7, both the Sun and Mercury at 16° Gemini square Neptune at 16° Pisces.
There are unfulfilled plans and/or some plans have to be canceled.
These can be very spiritual days, bringing lots of insight, but also beware of hoaxes, rumors, fake news and/or public disinformation and/or chaotic communication.
Beware of strikes and/or public transportation issues.
Mercury enters home-loving Cancer around June 12.
Information, talking and documents related to real estate, home and the family are an item.
Indeed, in home-loving Cancer, your mind (Mercury) is now focused on the domestic area.
Still around the same day of June 12-13, sociable Venus enters playful Leo, while Mars at 8° Aquarius opposes the mean North Node of the Moon.
Realize that the whole month of June, Mars opposes the Lunar North Node !
This is not a funny aspect for sure because any Mars-Lunar Node aspect is related to physical injuries affecting many.
There will be more shootings, more accidents and/or violence affecting the masses, more injuries affecting a group of people, more mass trouble...
Venus entering Leo, the zodiac sign reflecting creative self-expression, suggests the need to be in the center of attention.
There is some passionate involvement noticeable, resulting in more love drama as well.
Enjoy entertainment and also more party-time.
Around June 14-15 Venus at 1° Leo squares Uranus at 1° Taurus, suggesting love at first sight, enjoyable but short-lived encounters and nice presents.
This waxing square between attractive Venus and eye-opening Uranus can be flirtatious and experimental without any desire to bond.
Mercury, the messenger, at 6° Cancer opposes blocking Saturn at 6° Capricorn around the same days of June 15-16.
Any opposition to Saturn blocks, rejects, obstructs, and results in something that is "out of reach."
Hence, some messages, information, documents etc. may be blocked, may be out of reach, may not reach the destination, may be kept or held up, may be rejected, delayed or postponed.
Neptune at 16° Pisces stations and turns backward around June 18-19 resulting in (severe) disappointment(s).
Re-trograde Neptune is more re-alistic, more open and disclosing even though it's bringing delusion, confusion and chaos at its station.
So, better don't take any important decisions around Neptune's station.
Around June 20-21 the Sun enters home-loving Cancer while Venus opposes both the mean North Node of the Moon and Mars.
This is an emotional period during which issues about knowing boundaries pop up.
In some instances, these astrological configurations denote passion, irresistible physical attraction but in other instances, passions may result in harming others, or "the (significant) other."
These are accident-prone and quite violent configurations, the more so because Mars is still conjunct the Lunar South Node.
Any close Venus-Mars aspect may disrupt harmony and peace and cause more irritation, nervous tension, and crossing boundaries because of too impulsive behavior.
Around June 23, Mercury at 20° Cancer opposes Pluto at 20° Capricorn, suggesting annoyance, mental strain and fanaticism.
Though you may be highly convinced of your own "truth", obsessively and tenaciously clinging to it may not work.
Learning to compromise may be necessary, how difficult it may seem at times.
Venus at 13° Leo squares Jupiter at 13° Scorpio around June 25, suggesting some exaggeration in your love's desires.
Love knows no boundaries and there is a strong desire to please.
The waning Venus-Jupiter square in fixed signs often faces big (financial) expenses.
Fiery Mars at 9° Aquarius (an air sign) stations and turns retrograde around June 26, marking a period of frustration.
During its station, Mars become combative, especially in disruptive, rebellious and independent Aquarius.
This is the more so because there are currently 5 planets retrograde (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto).
When 5 or more planets are retrograde, events and experiences are marked by non-conformity, breaking rules, not plugging yourself in your social milieu/environment.
There is some hesitance and even resistance to comply and you may feel as if your life misses cohesion and/or direction.
You are too focused on your own life to pay attention to the sensibilities of others, giving others the impression you are rough or rude at times.
Also, when fiery, linear and impulsive Mars stations in the air sign Aquarius, the zodiac sign enhances the fiery character of its "resident" Mars (or to pose it in other words, fire and air combine well and produce hot air or steam), resulting in quick actions, a fast pace and everything that is based upon speed.
Anger is noticeable and not easily repressed just now.
Because Mars represents your energy level and work or activities, some of you may face more health issues during its station (especially when you are an Aries or have Aries rising in your horoscope) while others may be fired or change jobs.
Don't buy products with engines (like cars, motorcycles or machines etc.) during the station or when Mars is retrograde because the engine may be broken, or the product may be defective or not live up to the expectations.
We repeat that the whole month of June 2018 is under the influence of stationing Mars conjunct the South Node of the Moon.
When Mars stations and turns backward, it's closest to planet Earth and has a more powerful, intense and pronounced influence on our lives and the earth itself -- not always in the most comfortable way.
Volcanic eruptions are only one manifestation...
Around the June 28 Full Moon, the Sun at 5° Cancer opposes Saturn at 5° Capricorn, while Mercury enters Leo.
Here too, the opposition between the Sun and Saturn has a blocking, obstructing influence.
This aspect creates a distance, especially with a male person or a celebrity, CEO or higher-up.
The Sun-Saturn opposition is a separative and detached aspect and suggests a dismissal, a rejection and/or death.
Around June 30, Mercury at 1° Leo squares Uranus at 1° Taurus, indicating breaking and highly surprising news but also a new direction of thought and thinking differently.
Opinions and available information change abruptly.
Around the same day of July 5, Mercury at 8° Leo opposes Mars at 8° Aquarius suggesting (physical) injuries, most often because of traffic and/or transportation accidents, cuts and wounds.
Also, harsh and sharp speeches should be avoided.
Communication can be decisive and combative with possible arguments as a result.
Around July 9 Mercury at 13° Leo squares Jupiter at 13° Scorpio, pointing to unreliable communication and/or information.
Negligence, carelessness and irresponsibility are noticeable.
This waning square in fixed signs is not always honest so beware of disappointments, the more so because you may have the wrong faith or feel the victim of people who know how to "sell" stuff.
The attentive reader will have noticed that when transiting Mercury first opposed Mars and after that squared Jupiter between the period of July 5-9, Jupiter must be the apex planet of a T-square in fixed signs.
The apex planet Jupiter in Scorpio suggests that during the 2nd week of July, dogmatic and opinionated theories become apparent.
In this position, Jupiter's sense of rightness becomes rather intolerant and willful.
Because Jupiter stations and turns direct around July 10, the influence of this T-square will become very noticeable.
Jupiter rules legal affairs, increasing the odds of some legal issues (about fraud, financial issues or issues of abuse) emerging again.
Around the same day of July 10 Venus enters Virgo, the sign of its detriment.
In modest and subordinate Virgo, Venus loves kindness.
In discriminating Virgo, Venus is also critical and loves tiny objects.
Love may be found at the working floor as long as Venus resides in this sign of your working environment.
Venus is now about to trine Uranus and Saturn, building a Grand Trine in Earth signs.
For the coming days, this Grand Earth Trine may bring some financial stress and tension.
Because Venus not only rules money or cash but also relationships (in the widest sense), lots of relationships or partnerships tend to experience some stress and nervous tension as well.
Some couples will break-up or consider living separately.
The nervous tension will dissipate after mid July.
Mars at 6° Aquarius opposes the mean North Node of the Moon around July 18.
We mentioned it in our June forecasts already, during these mid-year months, Mars is closest to the earth, has its most powerful influence on our lives and creates a lingering conjunction with the Lunar South Node, which is a violent and "bloody" combo.
Mars and the Lunar Nodes together always denote mass events with casualties, physical injuries and the like.
During the powerful and separative Solar Eclipse, this Mars-Lunar Node combo does not bode well and reinforces mass tragedies.
Mars at 2° Aquarius opposes the mean Lunar North Node at 2° Leo around September 22, indicating a period of "bloody" mass events and/or accidents causing lots of physical injuries or even casualties.
If you follow our forecasts for some time, you will know that, anytime Mars and the Lunar South Node are in aspect, a sudden acute and turbulent time for groups of people together arises.
The Sun enters Libra around September 22-23 while Mercury at 2° Libra squares Saturn at 2° Capricorn.
The Sun in diplomatic Libra adds to the negotiating influences of late September.
The waning Mercury-Saturn square suggests a somber, cloudy and overcast atmosphere.
You may feel a bit down and serious though.
Your mind is spinning around and pondering.
Some sad news marks the day.
Around the September 25 Full Moon, the Sun at 2° Libra squares Saturn at 2° Capricorn.
This waning aspect blocks creative self-expression and can be quite strict (the more so because Saturn is extremely powerful in its own sign).
Whatever you want to create, whatever you want to express, is shut off, blocked or restricted by the government, by a parent, by "an authority" of some kind.
Actually, Saturn is the apex planet (very powerful in its own sign Capricorn) of a T-square which involves the Full Moon (Sun-Moon opposition).
Such a Full Moon, which always has to do with increased publicity, things coming out into the open, suggests separation, break-ups, sadness, hesitation and loneliness.
If you are born around January 21-22, February 20-21, March 22-23, April 22-23, May 23-24, June 23-24, July 25, August 25-26, September 25-26, October 25-26, November 24-25 or December 24, you may feel the influence of this Full Moon particularly well.
Around October 26 the Sun and Venus conjoin at 3° Scorpio.
Venus is now fully involved in the mentioned T-square and the last week of October is clearly all about a change of residence (for the better), a move, home beautification, doing home improvements, to make home a cozy place.
Because Venus is the general significator of relationships, for some of you, a (secret) love affair may be part of the Full Moon period.
Anyway, the degree area of 3° Scorpio is a very fortunate one and denotes new possibilities, changes for the better and even a feeling of abundance.
Mercury and Jupiter conjoin at 27° Scorpio around October 29.
This is a very uplifting conjunction, presenting good news, promotions, successful agreements, favorable legal documents and news showing progress.
Around October 30 Venus at 0° Scorpio squares the mean Lunar Nodes, denoting that there is a T-square active the last week of October between the Venus-Uranus opposition and the Lunar North Node (being the apex point).
This is a very exciting T-square as it indicates social gatherings, exciting but short-lived encounters and/or attractions, love at first sight, receiving nice gifts or presents...
Some of you will start a (love) relationship over or swap lovers.
Around October 31 Mercury enters Sagittarius, the sign of its detriment while Venus regresses into the late Libra degrees where it feels better again because it feels at home again in its own sign.
In Sagittarius, Mercury wanders around, makes many short trips.
The downside is being lost in a larger whole and not fully seeing things in perspective but there is more optimism and generosity.
Around November 15-16, Mars enters silent and secret Pisces while the mean North Node of the Moon goes from Leo into Cancer.
Active Mars in secretive Pisces creates chaos and confusion.
There is too much going on behind the scenes and the only thing you see is the smoke curtain.
Mars in Pisces is very elusive and is the proverbial sniper, people acting undercover and difficult to get hold of.
0° Pisces is a very dissolving degree and water-related as well (after all, water is a solvent...).
Mars in Pisces has always something to hide; so, beware of things going on behind your back.
The entrance of the mean Lunar North Node in Cancer emphasizes the domestic area, real estate as well as patriotism.
With the North Node of the Moon in Cancer and the South Node of the Moon in the opposite sign Capricorn for months to come, parental issues may gain more attention as well as the crumbling and restructuring of governments, the banking and corporate world.
Currently at 29° Cancer, the Lunar North Node may indicate some chaotic living circumstances.
Venus turns direct again at 25° Libra around November 16 while Mercury stations and turns retrograde at 13° Sagittarius around November 16-17.
While the Sun signs Taurus and Libra (and the Taurus and Libra Ascendants) may rejoice the Venus station, Geminis and Virgos (and the Gemini and Virgo Ascendants) may experience some mishaps now.
Direct Venus in its own sign Libra is sociable and interested in other people, relating, socializing.
Due to Venus changing direction, financial concerns develop into relationship concerns.
Stationing Mercury in the sign of its detriment is easily overwhelmed by the many options.
If you are Sagittarius or Pisces (or have Sagittarius or Pisces on the Ascendant), your partner may feel ill, be absent or withdraw one way or the other.
Usually, Mercury's station marks a period of possible strikes.
During its station, especially in the sign of its detriment, Mercury commits lots of errors and tends to vent incorrect information.
Communication issues may happen frequently and hoaxes prevail.
Around November 20, Mars at 2° Pisces squares Jupiter at 2° Sagittarius.
This waxing square in which Jupiter is the stronger and most powerful of the two, suggests legal actions, a fighting spirit and pushing through idealistic ambitions.
The Sun enters Sagittarius around November 22.
With three bodies in Sagittarius (the Sun, Mercury and Jupiter), the emphasis is on trips, travel, lots of changes of the place, discussions, talks, sharing visions and opinions, and changes related to foreign countries or foreign affairs.
Around the November 23 Full Moon, a T-square in mutable signs is slowly becoming active already.
Mars squares this Full Moon while Jupiter opposes the Moon.
This astrological configuration implies successful enterprising, enthusiasm, making things happen successfully etc.
This period indicates celebrations, marriages or childbirths, promotions and/or important undertakings.
Neptune stations at 13° Pisces and turns direct again around November 24-25.
If you are Pisces or have a Pisces Ascendant, your life starts to move forward slowly again.
Beware of deceptions and a lack of concentration, often resulting in accidents, errors and/or misunderstandings around the station.
Following astrometeorology, stationing Neptune often brings lots of rain.
Around November 25-26 the Sun and Jupiter meet at 3° Sagittarius while retrograde Mercury at 6° Sagittarius squares Mars at 6° Pisces.
These configurations point to talks, getting the word out, propagating, educating, teaching.
However, during discussions, the message may get lost or may not get approval.
Additionally, around November 27, the Sun and retrograde Mercury first conjoin at 5° Sagittarius and later on that day retrograde Mercury conjoins Jupiter at 4° Sagittarius.
These are very talkative configurations, also showing a positive outlook.