(For those born during March 21 – April 19)
Welcome to 2016, dear Rams!
Amazing changes have been under way for you during the past few years with rebellious Uranus in your sign igniting a need for originality, an independent streak, and being the humanitarian in the way people perceive you. Relationships have also undergone massive disruptions, but with it new ways of expressing your individuality and need for freedom. This process will continue all year as Uranus awakens creative urges in your personality.
The New Moon in capable Capricorn on January 10th heads the year by highlighting your career, ambitions and life-path. Dark Pluto in the shadows in Capricorn has been slowly reshaping your world as you know it now. This lunation will influence your relationships with superiors, generate conflict with authority, and bring difficult but not insurmountable circumstances in overcoming those with more power than your own over a lengthy period.
Warrior Mars, your planetary ruler, turns retrograde on April 17th. This relatively rare condition only happens once every two years and two months, but the effects of the phase differs according to the sign in which it falls. A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac. What does this mean for the Ram? The Warrior turns retrograde in fiery Sagittarius, your 9th house of the higher mind, backtracking through The Archer’s territory to re-enter intense Scorpio on May 27th, your 8th house of sex, death and taxes. Mars then returns to direct motion on June 29th before re-entering Sagittarius on August 2nd. You will be well and truly ready to steam ahead after August 22nd. Quite a lengthy phase!
Between April 17th and May 26th and then again from August 1st to the 22nd, be extremely careful when travelling and make sure that the details of your itinerary are precise. Avoid places that you are not familiar with and don’t get into heated arguments around May 21st to the 23rd. Your ideals and beliefs are likely to be challenged by others.
Your drive and motivation may be put to the test as frustration sets in, especially if you’re sports orientated. This may be the time for you to finish off your higher education, or scientific degree. For other Rams, circumstances may affect your adventurous spirit through injury, disruptions and unscheduled delays. Legal matters may be held over, or you may experience problems with publishers, religious groups, foreign war zones, cultural differences, and intangible situations where you could be harmed. Likewise there could be strife in your local area, with neighbours, the media, communication and transport. From August 24th to 28th, watch for deception among people you deal with, which will produce hidden worries. You may be involved with hospitals or institutions, and take an interest in the welfare of others. There will of course be delightful moments meeting interesting people and going to places of beauty.
As the Warrior redirects his attention from May 27th back into Scorpio your 8th house, money will be in the picture. Joint finances and joint possessions, mortgage, loans, investments, estates, and managing outstanding debts, taxes, and business ventures will need your eagle eye. Check beneath the surface for flaws and develop a plan of action if warranted. The time to avoid risky speculations with money, or get into debates haggling over a terms and conditions is June 9th and the 10th. You’ll be tempted by spending impulsively and stretching your credit limit, but, be warned, this will only get you into extended debt.
Be discerning with the company you keep, especially if it involves a secret liaison, as this may bring more troubles than expected. Your passion will be greater, revisiting areas of deeper psychological fears and desires. Take another look at your intimate relationships and the role you play in them. Life and death will have a greater meaning, as you explore interests in metaphysics, esoteric matters, the occult or magic.
Lord of Karma
The Lord of Karma, Saturn, is slowly making his way through your 9th house, bringing certain restrictions and stabilising your broader perception. You’ll appreciate other people’s culture and living standards, especially if you are travelling abroad. This is a good time to be involved in politics and the law, or in teaching, publishing, preaching, studying theology, and religious beliefs. From August 21st to the 28th, the Warrior and strict Saturn join forces to proscribe your natural energetic pursuits. This could produce a test of endurance, meeting resistance from others, fighting, frustration and ill-health.
The Goddess Venus dances into your sign on April 5th, staying there till the 29th. You will not only be feeling great about yourself, but your relationships will appreciate your charm, ardent affection and flirty qualities. Sensual Venus moves into Libra, your 7th house of significant commitments from August 30th to September 22nd, with the glorious Sun also moving into Libra at the equinox, staying in the sign of the Scales from September 22nd to October 21st. This will be a wonderful time to rejuvenate existing love relationships, have exciting times, and add sparkle to newly formed partnerships.
On September 9th, benevolent Jupiter will start a major 12 year cycle in Libra, your 7th house. This new cycle will bring opportunities, broader knowledge, gifts and new experiences in current relationships, business partnerships, joint ventures, and acknowledgement in public relations. The outlook is prosperous for new unions, and getting engaged or married. This also extends to getting advice from consultants, litigation, contract negotiations and receiving cooperation from others. It won’t be the time to take others for granted, especially your partner. Be careful not to exaggerate the prospects of status of a relationship, commitment or agreement. Don’t overestimate any assistance you receive from others, and remember to be realistic at all times as you will tend to think big. From November 29th to December 4th will see great celebrations, with the potential for making a commitment and romantic attachments through friends. Jupiter remains in Libra until October 9, 2017.
Career and Finances
Your ego drive could be overwhelming at the start, seeing you making a serious play for a position of leadership and recognition. Communicating your ideas and desire to achieve is likely to be held over as Mercury in Aquarius goes retrograde on January 5th, shifting back into Capricorn on the 8th. On the 3rd, Mars, your ruler, begins energising your 8th house of finances, joint accounts, possessions, estates, taxes and investments. Intimate relationships will get a boost from your sexuality, while research into life after death, the occult and spirituality will be intriguing.
You will hit out with a burst of ovine enthusiasm from February 1st to the 6th, enabling you to impress employers and those at the top. You can earn rewards from splendid opportunities with work from February 12th to 16th. If you can get over the hurdle of the first few days, the first half of February will be delightful for spontaneous romantic adventures, recognition and success.
Pluto has been shaking your structures and giving you a different outlook, generating change in objectives, and life-path plans. Your personal and public self-image will also undergo massive alterations as rebellious Uranus stirs up feelings to provoke certain actions by you.
June 19th to July 7th could produce the break that you have been looking for, with recognition for your hard efforts and changing fortunes. Be careful of power struggles from October 18th to the 21st. Self-undoing, provoked anger, problems with authority figures, your employer or within your profession are in the frame. Your reputation may suffer, so avoid physical confrontations. The alternative is utilising your tremendous energy to be creative, show leadership and take control on a large scale. Likewise, hold back on that argumentative side from October 28th to the 31st.
Home and Family
During the course of the year, outside interests demand more of your time as you forge ahead with new endeavours. Your work, health, and career issues will consume your time, so scheduling routine into your home life is a must. Pluto will undermine your domestic scene, replacing it with an alternative to what you have been accustomed to. This means your security, comforts, sentimental possessions, real estate and property issues will also undergo a transformation. Family members may move out of home, or you may decide it’s necessary to live a different lifestyle, which will leave you feeling insecure initially. Conditions will be more favourable from June 17th to July 11th. Demands will be placed from June 30th to July 3rd as balancing your career and family life will be difficult.
Work and Health
Expansive Jupiter is currently progressing through your 6th house of work, health and routine. This is bringing good fortune, and the acknowledgement of your service to others. There are favourable work rewards, an increase in salary, with an increased ability to organise and administer. You may need to employ others to help you with your endeavours. However, there’s a chance of overestimating your position of importance in the workplace. Your physical output and endurance should increase, but may also bring about an excess in weight by overindulging. There’ll be quite an array of opportunities from August to early September, improving your prospects, conditions, rewards and success.