ARIES (March 21-April 19)
On Saturday, a solar eclipse takes place in the area of relationships. Eclipsed new moons usher in new eras, especially if they fall on your natal planets and points, so while some Arians could be forming a working or romantic alliance that may well change their lives, others could have their lives changed by the actions of another person or group of people. This eclipse occurs when Pluto is in high focus, so issues that have been percolating for a while, unseen and unheard, come to the surface. Whether what emerges will please you or create a hole in your plans, rather depends. Either way, you can’t put the genie back in the bottle.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Already events may have taken place that have changed the map so that you are absorbing their impact and figuring out your next best move. On the other hand, little may have changed in your world but instead you are witnessing major events in the lives of other people. And this in turn could make you consider what you would do in similar circumstances. Chance is not really a factor at the moment: what is happening is the outcome of weeks, months, if not years, of build-up. A little like a volcano which has been dormant for decades: eventually push comes to pumice stone!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Saturday’s solar eclipse brings the theme of new beginnings into the heart centre of your solar chart. A new creative venture, even the patter of tiny feet, perhaps, and then there’s love and romance. If nothing else, this eclipse is a signal to prioritise those things that bring joy to your heart. This eclipse, like all eclipses, has an elastic timeline, so the events that are associated with it may already have occurred or are yet to come. Elsewhere in the cosmos, there are rumblings of discontent, which may translate as information coming to light that completely changes the complexion of a situation.
Anything but lightweight.
CANCER (June 21- July 22)
A situation that has been rumbling on for a while could surface with attitude. Put another way, if you’ve been hoping that time would resolve a problem, time has probably run out. This is not a “bad” astro-scape because what erupts now is going to open up new pathways, but it has its challenges, not least Pluto’s square to Mars and a solar eclipse. Home, family and relationships are in the mix, and while a gathering of the clans could do much to restore good relations, it is just as possible that a bone of contention will become even more intense.
What will be will be.
LEO (July 23-August 23)
There’s nothing mild and gentle about these influences. They’re full on. They can preside over great and good events as well as those that thrust a giant spanner into the works, albeit for good reasons. Saturday’s solar eclipse and a Mars-Pluto square have an echo of late April about them, whether events of six months ago are directly linked to current developments or they evoke similar responses. The old must give way to the new, no matter how attached to the past you may be or how frustrating it is to be denied something you had set your heart on.
Let go and let live.
VIRGO (Aug 24-Sept22)
As far as astro-scapes go, this is as intense as it gets. While you personally may have nothing to complain about, there will be plenty of people who do. Mars, Pluto and a solar eclipse combine to bring situations to a tipping point, after which things will look very different. August birthdays are front of the queue when it comes to making big decisions, especially of a romantic or financial nature, and if you are about to put your signature to a long-term commitment or ready to end a contract, you too will be in that number. Nothing worthwhile is ever without challenges.
A turning point.
LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
On Saturday, the first eclipse in this cycle occurs in your sign. It is a solar eclipse and therefore marks the opening of a major new chapter of life. You may already know why you are beginning a new phase; on the other hand, out of the blue events could send you on your way. This solar eclipse takes place against a background of Plutonic discord, so don’t be surprised if the mid-to-late period of October is stormy and controversial. In a climate like this, you get to know what other people are made of and who you are.
Turning a page.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
This period should go down as one of the most transformational of the year. Pluto, the planet of transformation, is center stage, bringing out the best and worst in life, love and you yourself. Not only Pluto but also Mars, which enters your sign on Thursday, presides over a time when what was once the norm is replaced by something entirely different. Endings and beginnings, death and rebirth. You may feel as if you have no choice about what happens, but even though you may have had no hand in events, what you do as a result of them is your choice.
It’s what you do about events that matters.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)
You may already have decided it is time to change something in your life that has been getting in the way of your happiness and progress. It is always good to get behind your own change, but I would recommend taking baby steps under these influences. You may not be able to reverse what you set in motion. By contrast, events could occur that shift a situation for you or enable you to see a new way forward. Saturday’s solar eclipse falls in the zone of collaborations and may presage a new enterprise or friendship. You are not alone. You have friends and champions.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19)
When the earth moves, we can be transported to great heights but we can also lose ground. I mean this as a metaphor, of course. Pluto is a prime-mover at this time and, combined with a solar eclipse, is set to open up new territory. Great and good as this may sound, this astrological cocktail is strong stuff and may temporarily knock you off your perch. Ideally, you need to embrace these influences and set about removing obstacles that are standing in the way of your ambitions. However, if events conspire to move the furniture for you, rest assured: you’ll get used to the new arrangement
Moving the furniture around.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Eventful is one way of interpreting the current alignments, destabilizing would be another. Before reaching the mid-heaven of your solar chart, Mars angles Pluto and this together with a solar eclipse opens up new horizons. However, in order to bring a new horizon into view, some of the old scenery has to be removed. For some Aquarians, this process may not only be welcome but enjoyable while for others it is not only unexpected but unwanted. Either way, change is essential to growth and, as you adapt to new circumstances, you will come to see the benefits of current developments.
A new view.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)
On Monday, Venus enters the zone of relating for a month-long passage. During this time, romance and relationships will be at a premium: there should be opportunities and improvements. However, before Venus can do all her good work, she must meet with Saturn (Tuesday) which inevitably means there is some serious decision-making to be done. Whether you feel a relationship is worth preserving, regardless of the difficulties, whether the time has come to make a major commitment or, quite the reverse, and to end an alliance there is no point deferring a decision. It is time.