The Moon is in Gemini all day.
Mercury opposes Pluto early into the day, and we might either feel a
compulsive need to talk and question, or a desire to withhold information. There
can be an insistence on knowing the truth, or more likely to expose falsehoods.
We might also feel a lot of pressure to come to a decision. Late afternoon (ET),
the Sun enters Leo, where it will transit until August 23rd. In Leo, the Sun is
proud, outgoing, and playful. The Leo Sun is intensely individual - not content
with simply being just one of the team. It's time to shine, add a touch of color
and drama to our lives, and perform. Like the flowers and fruit of the season,
blossoming and ripened, this is a time when we want to enjoy ourselves and
express ourselves. We are more generous and grand in our gestures and attitudes.
On the shadow side, we can also be self-centered and vain.
The month ahead is a strong one for recreation and leisure, as well as
romantic and creative activities, dear Pisces. However, overdoing this focus can
lead to some conflicts. If you've been paying a little too much attention to your family and love relationships to the point of near-neglect of your social life, then you'll feel the heat around the
Full Moon on the 12th. Finding a balance is important now. The 18-19 and 24th are
especially strong for romantic and creative interest. People may be admiring you now
- your attractive traits are getting attention. Big news this month is Jupiter's sign change - Jupiter begins a year-long transit of your work, health, and services sector. Work tends to be very available to you
during this cycle, and possibly too available at times, so that you may have to choose between alternatives or you could take on too much. Overall, however, work is
more rewarding and fulfilling. As well, health is likely to improve in the year
ahead, and you might especially enjoy helping and supporting others, who often turn to you for advice.
Playing a supportive role can be draining if taken to an extreme, but if you
draw your boundaries and don't overdo it, it can contribute to a stronger
feeling of being needed. Another shift occurring this month, in the last week of July, brings Mars into a better relationship with your sign after seven months in a rather awkward angle. With Venus also moving into harmonious relationship to your sign from the 18th, you're moving into a very pleasing cycle in which relationships are easier and interactions are more spontaneous. Your natural charm and appeal are better appreciated so that creating happy circumstances is effortless.
From the 26th, while there is a stronger focus on your working life, your
adventurous side is stimulated and you are ready to take on challenges with
2014 continues the theme of learning to take your work hat off, dear Pisces,
and truly enjoying yourself. In the first half of the year, and particularly
from mid-March to mid-July, avenues open to express yourself in creative and
romantic ways. This is a time for exploring your desires, different ways of
"playing", and enjoying yourself in the process. By mid-July, ideally you'll have found more ways to entertain
yourself and others, and the focus shifts to work, health, and daily habits.
Opportunities to expand your reach and to improve your health abound. The year
ahead is one of work and play, dear Pisces, but you may take either to excess at
times! Love can be fun and casual this year. Intimacy can be a challenge, especially
from February forward, but also an area of important life lessons. Admirers can
be plenty - you're coming across very well! Relationships with children can prosper in 2014. If you need to make repairs
or simply to improve the enjoyment factor in these relationships, this is an
excellent time to do so. Energies of 2014 can bring out the escapist in you, particularly in the first half. Consider if this is doing more harm than good. Saturn helps out again this year
by reminding you, gently, of your responsibilities. Work with this energy in
order to come to a healthy balance. Use May's energies to stabilize a romance, monetize a hobby, join a higher
learning program to upgrade your skills (especially creative ones), or make
travel plans. Wonderful energy is brought to your work, daily routines, and health
endeavors from mid-July forward. Especially from September on, your natural
talents and skills are in high demand. If you're looking for work, this is an
excellent time for opportunities. It's also strong for innovative new health
and wellness routines. Money from work can improve or increase. This is a time
for breakthroughs in your practical life. You bring more confidence and energy
to your work and to your daily life as well as self-improvement efforts. A
money-making or work idea may very well be golden at this time! Watch
for overload, but do take advantage of this time to make real improvements. More profitable business areas this year include online, technology,
creativity, health, and the service industry. The second half of the year
especially is a time when your work
ethic is recognizable and is integral to improving your income.
can nag at you from time to time this year, however. The desire for more predictability
may not be fulfilled this year. You're challenged to think outside of the box.
Shared money and resources as well as loans and debts are areas of flux and
change. This is a time for settling debts as much as possible. From March to
mid-May, work on anger issues regarding a spouse, intimacy, debts, and
obligations to others, which can be sensitive spots for you. There can be a wonderful focus on education this year - more responsibility
and effort are put forth. It's an especially important period for upgrading your
skills and doing research on professional goals, as you are coming to a
professional peak of sorts beginning at the very end of 2014 and lasting until
Jupiter continues to move through your romance sector until mid-July, opening
up opportunities to you. You can have more admirers now. Love and romance may
enter your life, or they are enhanced with good humor and warmth, and social
engagements abound. For singles, meeting a special person is highly likely,
although it is not necessarily a person who is "partnership material". You are
feeling quite free from responsibilities at this time, making it easier for you
to let your hair down and have a good time. Your openness to enjoying yourself
and more casual relationships now can make this period of your life an
unforgettably pleasurable one.
Work will be a stronger focus in the second half of 2014 - there can be a
whole lot of it! For the most part, however, you're likely to enjoy it. It's not
that the fun is over, but rather what you define as "fun" is now changing. For
some, a romance settles and stabilizes.
Because your partner sector ruler is Mercury, your close relationships are
particularly vulnerable to Mercury's retrograde periods. These are periods
when love could be on the stagnant side, a partner is reflective, there are
communication problems with a partner, or when relationships are confusing. Mercury's retrogrades in 2014 occur from February 6-28, June 7-July 1, and October 4-25. The more significant of these periods are
February 6-12 when
Mercury is retrograde in your sign and it is easy for others to misread you, and
June 7-17 when Mercury is retrograde in your romance sector--a
double whammy of sorts. For all periods, however, it's a good time for slowing
down, reviewing your situation, and gaining a new perspective on problem areas...cont'd
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.