All Signs: Astrology observes mathematical cycles and draws conclusions from which it makes predictions. The cycle of the Sun is 24 hours; the cycle of the Moon is 29 days. However, the cycle of Saturn, which is about 29 years, can yield much information about where we’re headed. It describes our lives in practical terms in two to three-year segments. Right now, we’re at the brink of change as Saturn enters Scorpio next month. Here’s a peek at what our future holds. (Hey, you’re going to spend the rest of your life there.)
Aries March 21-April 19
Relationships have been challenging in the past few years. Many of you have undergone separation, divorce or lost a friendship. Others have made adjustments to existing relationships. All this is because you’ve been taking your powah! And by doing so, you upset the balance of how things were. Surviving relationships accepted the “new you,” whereas finished relationships couldn’t handle your demands, your increased recognition, your confrontations and focus on your external world. This is why you’ll get less support from others in the next few years. This is also why you’ll be standing on your own two feet, getting stronger every day.
Taurus April 20-May 20
The next few years will be the culmination of something you began around 1998-99. It will have challenges, which is why you might feel fatigued. (Respect your need for rest.) You’ll also feel challenged by relationships because for the first time in 14 years Saturn will be above the horizon in your chart, which means you will focus more and more on your outer world. (Those who are close to you might think, “What am I? Chopped liver?”) Meanwhile, you think they’re whining. (Sheesh!) It’s important to be clear about the expectations of your partnerships: What do they expect from you? What do you expect from them and do they know this? (“Hand over all your money.”)
Gemini May 21-June 20
You’re entering an interesting cycle where the next three years will be unusually fortunate in personal terms as well as financial gain. (We like!) In part this could be because you’re entering a time where you will work very hard to achieve something. You will be motivated because you sense all your hard work leads to a “reward” in a few years. (And it will.) Nevertheless, your effectiveness as a human being will be tested. Conserve your energy, respect your diet and get exercise because you need to be in shape! You’ll be using your body more or putting demands on it so take care of it. Heed the Latin proverb: “Before supper walk a little, after supper do the same.”
Cancer June 21-
You’ll be laughing next July when lucky Jupiter enters your sign for the first time since 2002. It will boost your good fortune in 2013-14 and then boost your earnings and financial scene in 2015. Meanwhile, many of you are wondering what you really want to be when you grow up. You want purpose in your life. Perhaps this is why some of you will enter a love affair with someone of an age difference (mentor/student). Others will experience increased responsibilities with children. You want to redefine your life in a meaningful way. You want it to count for something. Winston Churchill said, “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time” (Hey, I’m looking forward to dinner.)
Leo July 23-Aug 22
All Leos will feel a call to arms to put their house in order in the next few years. Some will make a residential move because you want a better home or you want to own a home. What you seek is a warm feeling in your tummy about where you live. For those of you who don’t move, you will do serious renovations and repairs in the next few years so that you feel solid and secure about where you hang your hat. In addition, many of you will have increased responsibilities with family, especially parents. (My parents turned out pretty good, how about yours?) Meanwhile, your popularity continues to soar this year and next. Relax, it’s all good.
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
The winds of change are blowing! In the next few years, many of you will change residences, jobs or both. Since around 2008, you’ve been reinventing yourself. In a few years, the new you will be finished but, before this happens, you need to hone and refine how you communicate and think, which is why you will put yourself in a new, fresh setting in order to provoke new ways of looking at life. Right now, you’re enjoying increased respect from others, especially those in authority, because you’re doing a great job getting promotions, perhaps a raise and certainly, accolades from your peers. And if you have Leo in you (and most Virgos do) then even false flattery is nice because you know they care enough to fake it.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Many of you feel you’re preparing for something. You love travelling and exploring opportunities in publishing, higher education, the law and the media, but you know you want to get your ducks in a row because next year will boost your professional reputation. That’s why you want to know what you want. (You don’t want to put your money on the wrong horse.) Saturn represents what you want in life and will help you get it. You want to get the best use of what you own, perhaps even by sharing it with others. You’ll want your possessions to make your life easier. You certainly don’t want to become a slave to your “stuff.” (But if it’s really nice you might consider it.)
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
All Scorpios are approaching a huge turning point. (Perhaps the biggest since 1999 or the mid-80s.) You’ve been downsizing and giving up what was no longer relevant in your life (and many will continue this) but now you are ready to begin the process of reinventing yourself. This is thrilling! You are stepping into a fresh, unknown world where nothing is predictable. This takes guts. (On the other hand, you have no choice.) You’re going to give a lot of thought about who you really are and what you really want. You might take on increased responsibilities (like boot camp) to get ready for your new path. Fortunately, others will help you. In fact, you will benefit from their resources. Ka-ching!
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
Older Sagittarians can recall the mid-80s to get a hint of this new cycle. Basically, you will be letting go of people, places and possessions to free yourself of everything that is no longer relevant in your life. Don’t think of the next few years as a time of loss but rather a time of becoming lighter and freer. (And hey, freedom is your middle name.) Ultimately, this is a time of preparation because in 2013, you’ll be entering a whole new sandbox. And in the same way that we get rid of the old fridge in our kitchen before we bring in a new one, you’re cleaning house. Big-time! (Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.)
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
This month romance is sweet and affectionate. And you’ll continue to find opportunities to improve your health and your job. But in the next few years (and you are a plan-ahead kind of person), you will strive to find a healthy balance between how much you contribute to your community, friends and groups and yet, at the same time, not completely lose yourself! After all, no matter how usefully involved you get with others, you don’t want to lose your integrity and your personal freedom. It’s so tricky. You will also become more conscious of what your hopes and dreams for the future are in the next few years. No more wishy-washy.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
You’re entering a time of harvest where whatever seeds you’ve planted in the past seven years (possibly 14) will now bear fruit. Where you have planted well, you’ll have success, promotions, praise and increased respect. For many, your cherished dreams will come true. However, harvest is also a time where you see what fails. Do not dwell on these losses (in the next few years). Just take them in your stride and move on. You will continue to have lots of responsibilities but you’re definitely entering a time of great achievement. Meanwhile, this year continues to offer fun with romance, vacations, the arts, sports and playful times with children. Ole!
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
Around 2001-02, you had a strong sense of who you were and who you were not. And until 2008, you worked hard to create a world for your new identity. But in the last four or five years, you’ve given up a lot and most recently, you have had to live with less because you no longer had the support (practical, financial, emotional and psychological) from others that you used to have. This sense of loss and deprivation will slowly start to fade in the next year as you enter an exciting time of preparation. Many of you will go back to school. Others will travel more or encounter situations that open new doors for you. (Yes, you will need those ‘Troopa’ boots.)