See individual Sun signs below the preface:
Age of Aquarius
Jan. 1 – Jan 7, 2014
The year 2014 is the third
of five years in which we have the upheaving series of seven Uranus/Pluto
squares. The archetypal
battle in the sky is among Power, versus Social Justice, vs. the Sovereign Rights
of the individual. Pluto represents
Plutocrats, governments and any other major powers, i.e. the economy and global
weather. Uranus symbolizes the freedom
to be, social justice, and individual rights. Two more of the seven squares occur
during 2014. One is in
April and the other will be in Dec. The
anxiety and tension, however, lasts throughout the entire period (2010—2015),
while the explosive outcomes occur near the exact squares.
Governments will continue to develop strong arm tactics
and reduce freedoms of the people all over the world. A typical scenario will include a government
who promises safety in return for people letting go of their freedoms. Of course this has already begun in this
country (2001) and we feel it even more intensely now. In recent years we have watched multiple revolutions
that totally exhaust the people of the countries in which they occur. Given the political and economic struggles we
experience in the United States it is not too far-fetched to imagine that we, too, are also moving in the direction of
We are experiencing the transition into the Aquarian
Age and this shift is a struggle indeed.
In these days of “we” versus “them” it is all too easy to dissolve into
dualistic thinking: We are the good
ones, they the bad ones. What I believe
is right, which means that what you believe is wrong. It is hard for us to find a higher vantage
point that allows both of us to be “right”, yet this perspective is a spiritual
necessity that would allow respect for all parties involved.
Dualistic thinking (black/white, either/or) is the
model we all recognize and have been trained by our cultures to adopt. It was evolved thousands of years ago when
humans began to place value on their circumstances. We are uneducated in holistic thinking. Creating a New World is a mandate that will
preserve the human species along with a few others.
We have dualized ourselves right down to literally splitting
the atom which ultimately makes it possible to annihilate all living things. A concrete example of that is the profusion
of Mark I nuclear reactors that dot the globe.
They were built cheaply, and lacking adequate safety mechanisms. Foresight was exchanged for saving
money. Now any one of them can
malfunction and blow a plume of radiation massive enough to do away with
millions. Then of course, there is the
ongoing threat of a country starting a third world war, just because they have
the atomic bomb and can do it.
problems of the world are not yet solved because we as a species are not mature
enough to clean up the mess. We are
looking for rescue. Instead we must each
consciously stretch toward greater maturity.
If enough of us do this, it will ultimately result in better use of our
brains that can actually resolve our social issues.
avarice, and outright deceit will only yield more of the same problems. Make a personal effort to reach for the
better or more mature method to handle any of your individual problems and you
will make a contribution toward the evolution of humankind. You will also be so
much happier. If we refuse to
play the same old tapes, the mind will come up with better solutions. Our brains are naturally lazy and will keep
reproducing the same scenarios unless we demand that it reinvent
answers. We need to focus on pressing
our minds to expand into fresh territory.
We must choose to enter the
new paradigm. It won’t just
spontaneously happen. We each have that
option, to think holistically and inclusively, rather than devisively and
Aries: Your ruling planet is Mars, the planet of war. It is retrograding from now through July
13. During this period it may feel as
though you are moving two steps forward and three steps back. There are special challenges and lots of
attention needed in the arenas of your primary partnership(s), and
clientele. This is especially important in
Jan. and March when challenges become apparent.
In May compromise and cooperation is mandated lest you and Another
separate. Truth telling is mandatory,
but make an effort not to be brutal about it.
Life is smoother in July-until late Aug.
Repayment of debts owed to you is especially slowed in Aug. Sep. brings a welcome change of pace from the
clouds of the earlier part of the year.
In Nov. you are likely to grab a new career goal and run with it. It is one you have considered all year but
couldn’t get off the ground.
As we enter 2014, your ruling planet, Venus, is already retrograding in
the house that is associated with children, love affairs, and creative work. You are essentially going back over old ground
in any one of these areas and forward motion will be a challenge. Perhaps you need to make corrections. Or
maybe you need to take a break while internal quarrels work themselves to
closure. Anything that is out of order
in these areas will wave red flags of “help”.
Mars is retrograding in the house concerning health, coworkers, rental
properties, and pets. Repairs and
attention will be needed here. Saturn
has been in your 7th house of relationship(s) for 1.5 years and will
continue through 2014. It is requiring
you to have a sense of purpose and direction in this area. Frivolous relationships will not “work” for
you now. Critical times of correction
occur in Jan. and May. You will have to
negotiate, cooperate, or separate if necessary.
You may be “called” back into a former relationship this year.
Given Mercury as your ruling planet, you have three times every year in
which you back up and make improvements in an arena you thought was
complete. Activities begun after Jan. 24
may require much of Feb. to complete.
With this one you will be working on things legal or scholastic. The next retrograde begins on May 18 and
concludes the shadow period on July 22.
Much of this one is in your own sign, so you will probably back out of
previously made decisions here. The
third retrograde of the year begins Sep 6 and will be completed early in
Nov. Your backtracking will emphasize
creative work, your progeny, and perhaps your love life. Watch your temper and your accelerating foot
during April, July and Sep. Saturn
continues its trek in your 6th house, suggesting the importance of
keeping up with exercise and diet routines in order to maintain your
health. Right now you are not in your
brightest moments of career, but this will begin to change for the better
Jan., Feb., and March are months in which your primary focus is on
children, creative works, and romantic encounters. This is much the same as it has been for the
past year. In latter March much of your
focus shifts to matters of home, hearth, and perhaps your family of
origin. There may be a startling event
near the eclipse of April 15th that causes your attention to shift.
From this point forward in 2014 matters of career or life direction take a back
seat while you deal with your inner world and family. The second eclipse period occurs in Oct.
which may also be unsettling for you. In
the Sep-Oct period Mercury will be retrograding in the same territory, causing
you to deal with home repairs and “fixing” formerly broken relationships. Give rapt attention to advice that comes your
way in Oct. It may be inaccurate
microscopically, but if you look at the big picture, this information could help
you transform a challenge into an opportunity.
Jan 1 bursts forth with a powerful New Moon in your 6th house
of work, health, and coworkers. It is
likely something will be rearranged in these areas and probably a return to
former conditions that you did not see ahead of time. Much of the year calls for you to correct for
imbalances in all areas. Travel,
communication, and education processes are emphasized, particularly near early
April, early July and early Oct. If your
vehicle is an older model, you may be doing multiple repairs. Avoid buying a new one until mid-July. Saturn remains in your 4th house
of home, hearth, and family. Elderly
homes or people are in need of care and attention. Jupiter, the planet of expansion and hope,
moves into your sign for a full year on July 16. This will take some of the clouds away and
give you room to breathe. As a rule,
Jupiter in your sign is good for your health although it can bring “expansion”
of too many goodies in life. Watch your
Your planetary ruler is Mercury and thus there will be three times
during the year in which you need to turn around and review. It is generally best not to make big
decisions during these periods, but rather to research the subject at
hand. The first begins on Jan. 25 and
continues through Mar. 16. It will be
important to reorganize the details of your life, even to include closets or
desks. For you, reorganizing is a way to
settle your mind and clear it for projects that follow. The middle retrograde, from late May until
mid-July involves rethinking your career or life direction. The third retrograde begins in mid-Sep and
requires you to evaluate your financial picture. During the first half of the year you will be
really active with friends and community responsibilities. A shift occurs in July and you will prefer to
be with your more introverted self. A
prime focus on proper and efficient communications or education has one more
year and then you will move on.
Libra: Your primary ruling planet is Venus and during
the first half of the year your co-ruling planet is Mars. As we enter 2014 Venus will already be
retrograde and Mars is in the shadow of its upcoming retrograde period. Essentially the first half of 2014 is a time
to take good care of yourself and your personal boundaries. Others may be attempting to influence you in
ways that are just off center from your intended direction. Libras are most always kind and want to keep
the peace. You may be required to tell
others to back off in Jan, March, and especially in May. The retrograde planets in your sign suggest
going back to the past re: family
matters, old history, and uncovering secrets.
In Sep. and Oct. Mercury is retrograde in your sign as well, further
emphasizing the need to take care of yourself.
There may also be repairs needed in your home or property. It will be best to let others come to you
rather than putting yourself forward.
Preserve income for the future. Scarcity will continue one more year.
Scorpio: Your ruling planets are Mars and Pluto. Your forward motion will be slowed almost to
a standstill during the first half of the year while Mars is retrograde. Respond to what comes to you, but do not go
on the attack in any area. Aggression
may be harmful to your best interests.
Take really good care of your physical self this year. Jan. and March bring challenges in relationship(s). In May you could feel the need to separate
from someone or a situation in your life.
Mid-July will bring a turning point, a time in which you can see your
way to move forward with greater strength.
You are going through a long term period of developing a new identity
and sense of yourself. It is possible
you feel directionless. Your present
condition will change in 2015 and life will look much different to you.
Your planetary ruler, Jupiter, changed signs in June to Cancer. This is a location which represents happiness
and greater control for you. It brings
improvements related to loans, alimony, the fortunes of your partner,
inheritance, and good instincts with investments. It is possible you will experience challenges
in these areas near Jan 31 and April 20.
On July 16 Jupiter will transition into Leo and so will the emphasis in
your life. Travel, philosophy,
activities related to the church and educational processes become the next loci
of your attention. The Mars retrograde
occurs in your 11th house of community, organizations, and 2nd
tier friendships. Some of these may fall
away during the first half of the year. In
late Sep—early Oct. a favorable opportunity comes in the form of a new lover or
a fresh creative idea. You have enjoyed
a favored position in your career or life direction for 1.5 years. This will continue for one more year. In 2015 you may become bored with the status
quo and be ready for a change, even if it is only to break loose from the
On Jan. 1 there is a powerful new moon in your sign, right alongside
Pluto, planet of Mega Power, which has been slowly moving across your sign
since 2008. Clearly something new is on
your horizon. Stay awake and let
yourself be creative. All that power in
your sign must be used, lest it make you ill.
Pluto will accept nothing less than the truth from you and it demands
that you share what you have with others.
Change is inevitable. Don’t
resist it. Pluto continues to do the
dance with Uranus on its right hand square as it has since 2010. I could just about list every month, but I
will identify the ones which stand out:
Jan, April-May, and Nov-Dec. This
year is one more year of dramatic change in your life that began in 2008.
Multiple areas are involved and there may be conflict all around you. Specifically the challenges point in the
directions of your career, your home, family and property, your partner, and
your personal health. Fortunately your
friends and the community at large are willing to offer help when and if you
need it. Your name is becoming better
Everyone will be challenged this year by the numerous retrograding
planets which represent a decrease in forward motion for at least the first
half of the year. One of the things you
want to finish, but can’t seem to complete, is a legal issue that cannot be
settled until the second half of the year.
Mercury will be retrograding in your sign between Jan 24 – Mar 22. During this period it is wisest not to make a
big decision because you don’t have all the facts, even if you think you
do. This year you are preparing to make a big
transition toward a new direction that begins in 2015. You will see the evidence at the end of Aug
when it is “time” to complete projects and let go. There could be a sudden “stop” sign at that
point. Use caution with your resources
all year and save what you can. Late Nov
and earliest Dec may cost you. Perhaps
that is when you will need to spend money on the upcoming transition.
Neptune is firmly in your sign and is bringing to light any possible
health problems. You may have increasing
allergies and physical problems with the environmental pollutants. It is possible you have “lost” your internal
sense of direction. Even if that is so,
give attention to things the people you know are telling you. They will volunteer suggestions without your
asking because your talents are so visible.
Don’t blow them off. You are
unable to see yourself clearly right now.
Count on those who know you well.
Accept the suggestions of those who are straight up and without
underlying motives to exploit you. Share
your talent and don’t buck the system near Jan 31 and April 20. The Powers That Be are stronger than you
are. Health issues improve in the second
half of the year. Many will adopt pets
in the last two quarters. The Sun will
shine brightly on your job situation beginning in July.
in Capricorn, 2008 -- 2024 ,
theme of our lives
headline cosmic news for 2008 is the entrance of Pluto into the sign of
Capricorn. We stand on the cusp of a 16 year global
power (2008-2024). Dramatic political, business and economic
will occur worldwide, especially so between 2009 and 2015. The
for revolution are already in gestation. Rising and falling of
governments and their leaders will become common.
Pluto represents transformation at its most profound level. It
exaggerates flaws in our social systems and in our personal lives until
we are forced beyond our lethargy to find resolution to issues.
the Western world are acculturated to expect unlimited resources, for
example. In particular, the people of the United States have
bounty well beyond that of many other countries. It is one thing
us to talk about running out of resources, and totally another to come
to the real experience of not having enough gasoline to drive to work.
This country has a Cancer birth chart. Pluto's transit through
Capricorn ('08--'24) will be opposed to our sun sign. We will be
starkly confronted with the results of our collective principles and
behaviors. We have become an empire run by consumerism and
of unending prosperity. The major flaw is that we, as a
secretly believe that somehow, someone else is responsible for the
public welfare. We assume that our laws, our government, and even
employers will protect us.
During these first few years Big Business (Capricorn associated) will
become the ruler of the globe and governments merely puppets. We
experienced glimpses of this system in the last decade. We are
enough to believe that if a CEO is not operating lawfully, he/she will
soon be caught. Think again. Before very long the business
that are now covert will become the accepted norm among those with
The process is one of erosion, so watch carefully for its signs in your
mailbox. If you think I am being melodramatic, read those 5 page,
boring, documents in tiny print that come from your credit card,
insurance, or other institutions. They count on our laissez-faire
attitudes. They know we are often too overwhelmed to give such
attention. You will be shocked at the rights you are losing, inch
inch. Soon it will be a landslide and there won't even be an
Orwell's 1984 is at our doorstep. We need to do what we can to
the tide of Big Business tyranny over the next decade. The first
foremost act of self protection is to get out of debt. Don't let
anyone own you. Take good care of your health. Eliminate
Become as independent as reasonably possible from major institutions
and corporations. Take any steps, however small they seem, to preserve
your independence and self-sufficiency. None of us is immune to
zeitgeist of the time in which we live, but we can stay awake and
choose behaviors that reinforce our personal freedoms during the storms.
Genuine transformation rarely happens while sipping margaritas on the
deck. It only evolves in the wake of major trials and
One must really experience the consequences of behavior in order to
make the necessary effort to change an attitude. Pluto will
nothing short of authentic, wherever it travels. For the next 16
it is traversing Capricorn, the sign that rules business and
in Capricorn will rain hellfire and brimstone for a few years. It
show us the damage that is being caused by living a life of
consumerism, irresponsibility and hubris. It demands nothing less
transformation. The greatest temptation we will experience is the
desire to hang onto the easy life as we have known it. Today we
not even really believe that our lifestyles must alter. Yet if we
recognize, even embrace, the necessary personal changes, we can save
the planet and also come to value life as never before.
Licensed Professional Counselor
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