Saturn forms a square with Neptune this morning
- the first in a series that will recur in June and September, 2016.
We've likely been feeling this energy in the past weeks and it will
stick with us for much of 2016. Some feelings of disillusionment can come now as our dreams and ideals can be put to the test. Questioning our faith in our dreams can lead to lack of follow-through or wasteful activities and avoidance of responsibilities. Ideally, this crisis leads to a realignment of material goals and spiritual ideals as we assess what is truly meaningful to us. Financial restrictions may seem to block our plans, or we could feel a sudden lack of inspiration. We might be forced to face issues we've been avoiding or putting off, or deal with addictions, money drains, and other behaviors that have been dragging us down. Sacrifices may need to be made in order to gain materially or spiritually. It's important to simplify and detoxify,
but also reach out to others for support and guidance. Over the coming
year, it will be important to take a hard look at our addictions, fears,
and attitudes that have us chained to situations and that keep us from growing
and moving on/forward. The Moon is in Gemini all day.
The month gets off to a motivating start with your career or life-path goals in strong focus, dear Sagittarius, and perhaps some extra attention on professional levels. The Sun and Mercury are transiting a hidden area of your chart, however, for the first three weeks of November, and this points to the need for some personal down time as you wind down your solar year and prepare for the next one that begins around your birthday (for Sagittarius Suns).
Career, professional developments, schooling, and responsibilities continue to be strong, even with Venus and Mars leaving the sector at the top of your solar chart on the 8th and 12th. This is because Jupiter remains here through to near the end of summer, 2016, and now you have the North Node of the Moon in this area, encouraging you to reach for the stars and do your best. With a little less emphasis, you may in fact come to a better balance in your life. In fact, Venus and Mars moving into your social sector can be wonderful for added charisma with friends and groups. It also helps to animate your relationships with business associates.
If you need to handle a private matter or deal with an ending or a problem from the past, the week following the New Moon on the 11th is powerful.
The 12-13 is strengthening, when others tend to support your endeavors and you may very well form a new, long-lasting alliance.
Mercury and the Sun move into your sign on the 20th and 22nd respectively. This boosts your sense of personal power and increases your influence and presence. It also brings out the need to share your ideas and use the power of words to improve your life. You also have Ceres boosting your ability to get your message across eloquently. This is also a good influence for career and partnership matters. Of course, you always count regardless of attention from others, but now you seem to be getting outside reinforcement as well. Use this extra boost of visibility to further your plans. It's a fine time for considering new personal initiatives, making changes to your presentation or appearance, and updating your year-ahead resolutions.
A Saturn-Neptune square is with us now and to some degree until September 2016. This can pull up a need to deal with inconsistencies, neglect, or bad habits in order to improve your life in the long term (Saturn is always about success in the long term). Uncertainty with family or domestic affairs can present some challenges for some of you. There can be a feeling that you're on your own or that you need to take on more responsibilities - to mature more quickly than you had anticipated - from time to time as this influence moves towards and away from exactitude in the coming ten months.
Pay special attention to what others are teaching you about yourself around the 25th when a Full Moon occurs in your partnership sector.
Increased personal responsibilities are likely this year, dear Sagittarius,
but also joy in meeting goals and others' discovery of your talents. 2015 is a
strong year for practical focus and determination, and getting finances sorted
and on track. There's also good energy for your romantic and social life, even
if it has its ups and downs.
Saturn moved into your sign late in 2014, and will do so more permanently from mid-September
forward (until 2017). This move affects all Sagittarians energetically on some
level, but more directly those born November 22-December 3 and those with a
Sagittarius Ascendant of 0 to 11 degrees. This is a time for really sorting out
your life and getting it into order. You'll need to deal with problem areas
where you may have slacked. There may be times when you feel others don't truly
"see" your personal struggles and leave you to your own resources. Neglected or unfinished areas need attention now,
and while it's not especially glamorous, tending to these matters will keep you
honest and contribute to long-term success. In fact, the best way to mentally
deal with some of the frustrations of this position is to focus on setting
things right and reminding yourself that the work you do now will benefit you
for years to come. This is not the time to be short-sighted. Saturn can be like
having a personal trainer, perhaps uninvited, but reminding you to shape up.
While it's mostly about getting your affairs into order, this can also be a time
to firm up physically. Excesses become glaring. Moderation is the lesson now. Jupiter helps to lighten your load, mostly in the form of a positive
attitude, with its transit of your sector of spirit until mid-August. Take
advantage of any opportunity to learn, grow, and improve during this fortunate
transit. Look for the silver lining, absorb your lessons, and move forward.
There can be fortunate connections to others, either romantic or creative, or
both. Some of you could get published. Students may do especially well. You may
be connecting with good, helpful mentors and teachers or strong programs. April
to June is an especially strong period for these things.
While Saturn in your sign generally means operating under a low profile,
Jupiter's movement into your career and reputation zone in mid-August will bring
you recognition. Especially from October forward, you're carrying yourself with
more dignity, maturity, and competence, attracting respect and positive
attention. You take more pride in your performance. Advancement in achieving an important goal can occur now.
There can be positive relationships with parents and bosses. People tend to
encourage you to reach your highest potential. Finances may be overhauled. A
stronger sense of timing improves both money and business affairs. March's Solar
Eclipse may stimulate a new direction with family, housing, and accommodations.
However, this is the first in a set of eclipses that bring new energy to your
life direction and family/home life, extending until February 2017. A move or
change in career goals may be in the works, and this is the first push towards
making changes. There may be draining family or home life events and shifts from
November forward to deal with. Uncertainty here can force you to mature quickly,
possibly as you take on more personal responsibilities.
You're encouraged to share more of yourself with others and to join with
friends and teams this year, even if you are feeling a little solitary from time
to time. There are rewards and benefits for keeping in touch. In fact,
friendships and networking efforts can be very supportive, offering a breather
from some of the more serious focus and responsibilities. In many ways, you are
in the position to lead in 2015, and there can be some loneliness as the result
of this. You might seek out people who are not as personally involved -
acquaintances, groups, casual friends - for encouragement and pleasant
diversion. Your passions are especially stimulated February 20th to mid-March,
when your personal magnetism is powerful and you're motivated to pursue your
desires. April's Lunar Eclipse can bring surprises in the world of romance or
social life, an announcement, or epiphany related to love and friendship. A
partner may be acting out or acting out of character April-June. Special
attention to a partnership is required now. From September forward, pay special
attention to long-term goals. Draw upon the power of September's eclipse to
start fresh on this level, and to give it your all. Nurture your ambition, enjoy
a feeling of accomplishment, and don't neglect your home life in the process.
This year brings new responsibilities and a strong need for more structure in
your life, but also all the tools necessary to feel on top of it all.
Until August 11th, 2015, your vibrant, optimistic ruler, Jupiter, continues
to transit in harmony with your sign. This helps you to minimize daily stresses
and concentrate on your happier goals. It boosts your faith.
Two themes that point to taking yourself and your life more seriously occur
from mid-August and then mid-September forward: Jupiter moves into your
professional and responsibility sector for a year-long stay (from August 2015 to
September 2016), and then Saturn re-enters your sign in September (until
December 2017). While this is an important time for bringing more order to your
life, there can be times, of course, when the people you love (and the people
you want to love) may feel a little alienated, left out, or downright
intimidated! Make a conscious effort to let others in. Try not to communicate
your stress or negativity if that's going to be others' first impressions.
In 2014 and 2015, eclipses likely stirred a feeling of unrest or dissatisfaction with your level of enjoyment
in life, and this inner discontent has demanded a few changes. Passion and
intensity in affairs of the heart can run rampant and enthusiasm overflows at
the time of the final eclipse in this set, on March 23, 2016.
Uranus continues to shake up romantic feelings and bring unpredictability to
your dating life and casual romantic relationships. At times this lack of rules
can be disruptive, and other times perhaps a little exciting. Work with this
energy by accepting that things need to change...
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.