Saturn turns direct today after retrograde motion since
March 14th. Our responsibilities, and perhaps our limitations, are magnified now
during the shift. Over the coming weeks, our long-term goals and plans become
clearer, however. We have a stronger sense of what needs to be done. Even so, a
trine between Mercury and Uranus today opens our minds to progressive thinking. The intuition is
strong, and insights seem to come from "out of the blue". Original, creative
ideas are easy to come by. This afternoon's Mercury-Chiron quincunx is
tricky and can make decisions hard to come by, however, as we tend to doubt our perceptions or the effectiveness of our
ability to solve problems. It can be hard to read the intention behind the
words used to communicate now, which can lead to misunderstandings. The Moon
is in Pisces all day.
Every personal planet plus Jupiter at some point spends some time in your solar ninth house this month, dear Sagittarius, which gives it considerable power. This puts considerable focus on spirit, learning, experiencing, and venturing beyond your usual routines. This sector also rules publishing, promotion, travel, adventure, belief systems, world cultures, higher education, and the law, and any of these areas, if appropriate to your current conditions, can figure strongly. These matters may not be totally straightforward with retrograde Venus in this zone all month, but you are certainly offered some opportunities to advance your goals, pursue an interest, and learn new things this month. You may be reviewing your current opinions or beliefs, or struggling to choose a particular learning path. Relationships may be a little strained or slightly distant in August. This can give you more time to decide whether you are deriving satisfaction from your life, interactions, belief systems, or path.
Jupiter moves into your career and reputation zone on the 11th, launching a
year-long cycle in which your status improves, or an important project comes to
completion. In the year ahead, your efforts are likely to be recognized and
rewarded. It's a time for putting yourself out there with more confidence with
Jupiter, your ruler, at the top of your chart. The Solar Eclipse in
mid-September will really get the ball rolling. Saturn entered your sign at the end of the year 2014 and left it temporarily in June. Saturn is on its last leg of its journey through the sign just behind yours, and this month, turns direct. You feel especially equipped to put the past behind you. This is a strong time for tending to those things you've neglected or simply left. August is a powerful month for putting an end to something that no longer serves you well. The 7-27 is good for communications and work. You're an expert planner during these 20 days. The last week of August brings more emphasis on your responsibilities, work, and performance.
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.
You begin the year with Jupiter moving through your intimacy sector, and this
influence that lasts until mid-July is a strong one for deepening a
relationship, sharing yourself with someone, and for sexual opportunities. It's
a time of learning about a partner, about yourself, and about the myriad ways of
expressing your affection.
New this year is a series of eclipses occurring in your romance and
friendship sectors. It's the lunar eclipses that are affecting romance this
year, and in 2015, solar eclipses will also be in play. Something is stirring
within you--a feeling of unrest or dissatisfaction with your level of enjoyment
in life--and this inner discontent demands a few changes. Passion and intensity
in affairs of the heart can run rampant and enthusiasm overflows.
There can be some challenges in romance while Mars is retrograde from March
1-May 19, and these might involve friendships. It can be very hard to know what
it is you want, and what it is others want from you, during this period.
Mercury rules your partnership sector, and while this sector is free of outer
planet influences in 2014, Mercury's travels through your chart through the year
can point to short-term influences on your one-to-one relationships. While
Mercury is retrograde, there can be some backing up or re-considering connected
with partnership, and these periods occur from February 6-28, June 7-July 1, and October 4-25. The more significant of these periods
is June 17-July 1 when Mercury is retrograde in your partnership 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.