(For those born during November 22 – December 21)
Welcome to 2016 dear Archers! The New Year begins with the Goddess Venus in your 1st house of personality. This is excellent, because it brings out your natural charm, attractive qualities, pleasant interaction with others and an increase in popularity. You will be in a happier frame of mind in coming weeks, taking more pride in the way you look, and expressing your best side.
Stern Saturn remains in your 1st house, consolidating your efforts through diligence, self-restraint and taking a serious overview of inner conditioning. Saturn brings mature and responsible actions, reinforcing realistic expectations, and learning experiences.
Benevolent Jupiter, your planetary-ruler remains in Virgo, your 10th house of career and ambitions. This is usually a successful time when you are likely to receive recognition, rewards and good fortune. Your confidence and joviality will increase as well as your popularity and goodwill. All this could give you an ego boost, but don’t let it get in the way of good professional conduct. With the North Node also in your 10th house, you will get a directional push whether in your career, life-path or personal life. You may connect with an important person who will influence your next career move and public status.
The Warrior Mars and tricky Mercury will have considerable interplay during the year thanks to interacting retrograde phases (see below). There’ll even be two Full Moons in your sign, influencing your relationships and personal needs, together with Lunar and Solar Eclipses bringing new directions and endings to the various quarters of your life.
This year the God of War turns retrograde on April 17th. This only happens once every two years and two months, but the effects of each phase differs according to the sign in which it happens. A planet is described as retrograde when it appears to be moving in backwards through the zodiac. Are you ready to take on a new adventure during 2016? Mars will retrograde in your sign, your 1st house of personality, before striding back into Scorpio on May 27th, reawakening your 12th house of secrets, sorrows and subconscious motivations. Mars returns to direct motion on June 29th before re-entering Sagittarius on August 2nd. By then, you will be highly motivated and ready to bring out your physical and ego energies, especially after August 22nd.
The first part of the Mars retrograde phase occurs in your 1st house from April 17th to May 26th. Just when you thought you had energy to burn, your progress will slow down, in order to evaluate your activities and attend to other demands. Your motivation and enthusiasm will meet cosmic resistance, putting the brakes on your zesty nature and lively sexuality. Ego differences emerge while negotiating relationship issues from the past, and disputes could arise over unsettled business negotiations or divorce settlements. In all, you’ll be working at a slower place, curbing your restlessness with a dose of patience to surmount any difficulties. Compromises with opponents may be hard to reach, particularly in any outstanding litigation.
The second part of the Mars retrograde phase takes place in your 12th house from May 27th up to August 2nd. This period should be less demanding, as you look within for your source of frustration and irritability. Is there a hidden secret in place that you need to work through? Are you ready for this to resurface now? You’ll achieve much through working behind the scenes with unfinished projects that were in place in January and February. This can be connected to your spiritual interests, security needs, financial status, and working towards improving your life-path and career. Subconscious drives, past concerns and doubts may hinder your emotional and physical strength. Renew your inner powers by changing your focus, and restructuring old thought patterns. Mars goes direct on June 29th before re-entering Sagittarius on August 2nd and setting about building up your vitality again.
Relationships: the Journey to the Heart
Rebellious Uranus has brought new and exciting romances, some of which have not lasted the run. Those that have remained could propel you into creative and artistic endeavours, awakening a new way of expressing your sexuality and future long-standing relationships. Children may be more demanding under this transit, and be careful, because unexpected pregnancies are also in the stars.
Archers will be in the midst of adjustments in relationships mid-year. A Lunar Eclipse in Libra on March 23rd will trigger feelings within friendships and love attractions. The Goddess Venus makes her way through your 5th house from April 5th to the 29th. This will be a favourable time for stimulating romance, concreting love relationships, and experiencing happiness through entertainment and fun.
Two Full Moons in Sagittarius this year will directly impact on your relationships. The first Full Moon will be on May 21st and the second, a Blue Moon, occurs on June 20th. These will influence the role you play, your personal needs, along with your attitude towards renewing bonds, commitments and new relationship directions.
The Sun moves into Gemini on May 20th, placing an emphasis on your 7th house until June 19th. Sensual Venus will also be in Gemini from May 24th to June 16th. This will give you the chance to set resolutions in place, stand up for your rights, bring harmony in relationships and settle differences with opponents. Although there’ll be delightful moments of love and passion, the New Moon in Gemini on June 5th will sort the wheat from the chaff in relationships, your career, family life and your obligations. This may hinder love relationships, with possible separations and interference from authority figures. Difficulties that arise will be out of your immediate control. So keep your wits about you and don’t let loose that notorious tongue of yours! Mercury will enter the scene from June 12th to June 29th, adding to differences of opinion and the need to get a grip on domestic issues on June 20th and 21st. As loving Venus moves through your 8th house from June 16th to July 7th, personal relationships will savour your love and sexuality, not to mention the way you spend your dough.
Expansive Jupiter, your planetary ruler, moves into your 11th house on September 9th, beginning a major new phase that lasts until October 10th, 2017. This marks the start of a new cycle, broadening your ideals and stimulating your hopes and dreams as friendships, associations, and groups you belong to will take centre-stage. Prepare to undergo a shift, because your hopes and wishes could be in your reach. Take time to think about your future goals, and the opportunities that will present themselves. Become more conscious of the role you play in the lives of other people. New love attractions are on the horizon, especially with prospects that already have children from a previous match, while attached Archers should find more fulfilment and happiness in existing relationships. Don’t overplay your self-importance, intelligence, or competence, as this could have negative reactions at a later time.
On December 14th, the Full Moon in Gemini will once again shed its light on the structure of your relationships. Avoid making any rash decisions based on your mood swings at the time.
Career and Finances
Transformative Pluto remains in your 2nd house of personal earnings, values and possessions. It hasn’t been an easy task juggling bills, and tightening household expenditure. There may have been heavy financial losses in recent times, or setbacks in your earning capacity. Your value system is undergoing restructure, together with the availability of income support through outside sources of investments, business partnerships, joint accounts, and other people’s money. Don’t try and hold on to what is no longer a possible source; let it go and allow a new structure to take its place.
It will be a slow start to the year, with Mercury retrograde between January 5th and the 25th in Capricorn, your 2nd house. This will impinge on financial negotiations, meeting your commitments and starting a new budget plan. However the New Moon in Capricorn on January 10th will set a new and different direction in handling your finances. Be practical and thrifty, start a business plan, and look at other areas that could bring you extra income, either through investments or with another person. This is not the time to clear out possessions with emotional and sentimental value, as you’ll feel secure having something old and familiar around you. Review your priorities, set objectives into place and start organising a better system for dealing with income and expenditure.
Venus dances in your 2nd house from January 23rd to February 16th, which will coincide with Mercury going direct and the Full Moon in Leo, your 9th house. Your financial situation is about to turn a corner with the help of the Goddess. Yes! This will be a successful time for money talks, an increase in earnings, and good luck. It will be important not to be too indulgent with expenditure on expensive items around the home from January 29th to the 2nd of February, so a little restraint will go a long way.
The Solar Eclipse on September 1st could take you on a new career path, or finalise your current career contract. You might even take on a completely different profession.
Mercury, the Cosmic Prankster will be retrograde in your 10th house of career and ambitions from August 30th to September 22nd. Discussion of your ideas, plans and long term projections will be temporarily put on hold. With the last Mercury Retrograde of the year happening between December 19th, 2016 and January 8th, 2017, your finances will require review, finding ways of meeting expenses and revising your expenditures in 2017.
Home and Family
The Sea-God, Neptune, remains in Pisces, your 4th house all year. An element of confusion has arisen in the role you play as a family member, which has seen you sacrificing your personal needs. You are experiencing considerable inner changes along the pathway of spiritual growth. This can be clouded due to conditions on the domestic scene and with family members who may have a drug or alcohol related problem. This is an ideal time to increase your interests in metaphysics, religion, artistic and musical fields. A change in residence is possible. Finding your own identity to achieve inner peace may help to resolve your problems.
You will take a new direction with your home and family life with the Solar Eclipse in Pisces on March 9th, seeing the fruition of your efforts with the Lunar Eclipse on September 16th.
As the Sun enters Pisces on February 19th, you will place more emphasis on your home life and the relationship you have with family members up to March 19th. There could be confusion around domestic issues on February 28th and 29th. Mercury speeds into your 4th house from March 5th to 21st, increasing mental activity with discussions revolving around real estate and property. Lovely Venus steps in from March 12th to April 29th with plans in place to redecorate, or add beauty to your surroundings, bringing pleasure and entertainment. This will be a good time to create harmony and peace offerings with disgruntled family members.
Work and Health
Mercury makes his way into Taurus, your 6th house of work and health, on April 5th. This will activate your ability to speed through one task and onto another as you juggle your daily routine, which will be busier than normal. You’ll accomplish a great deal, as long as you concentrate on the job at hand. This is a good time to discuss any problems, or present ideas, so listen to others in the workplace and increase your group’s efficiency. Make a note of detailed messages, and keep your diary and schedule up to date before Mercury retrogrades between April 28th and May 22nd.
Venus will add creativity to your tasks from April 30th to May 23rd. Relationships with work colleagues should be friendly and pleasant, together with your working environment. There’s a chance of success, recognition and financial gain.
May 6th sees a New Moon in Taurus, your 6th house, which will open up a new path for your emotional and physical well being. Introduce new health habits, including a diet plan or exercise regime. Use your business sense in your work, organising and reinforcing your contingency plans. Increase your level of service to others, and create good public relations with colleagues and customers. Your daily routine could also do with a change to increase your resourcefulness. November 14th brings a Super Moon which will see a culmination of your efforts.