SAGITTARIUS – Georgia Nichols’ predictions for 2016

Sagittarius year ahead for 2016



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

“I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.”

Jon Stewart (Nov. 28, 1962)

Does your Past Predict Your Future?

You are the traveller of the zodiac. You’re freaked if you haven’t been on a plane in six months. Looking back, around 1991-92, you had chances to travel; and by 1992-93, you were sailing through job changes and residential moves. By 1994, you set down roots; and by 1998, you further improved your home. In 2002, relationships were challenging. That’s why some of you hit the road in 2003 to blow town. In 2007, when lucky Jupiter returned to your sign, things looked better. In the next few years, many of you achieved a cherished dream. The year 2010 was excellent for real estate deals and improving your home. Whatever you did would be profitable in the future. The following year, you enjoyed vacations, parties, playful times with children and yes – romance! However, the real turning point began around 2013 when you entered a two year window, which involved dismantling much of what you had created since 2001. You gave up people, places and possessions in order to move forward on a new path that began last year. This new journey is so different, many of you have changed your daily wardrobe.


Wealth, Career and Reputation

This year is special for two reasons: The first is that Saturn is in your sign for the first time since 1986-88. (Will return in 2045.) This means you’re beginning a 30-year journey, during which you will reinvent yourself in the first eight years. Everything in the next few years will be part of what redefines you. Traditionally, this is a time when astrologers would advise you not to take on anything new. Don’t spread yourself too thin. However, this year (second reason), your ruler Jupiter is at the top of your chart putting your name up in lights! (Won’t happen again until 2027.) This brings acknowledgment, a promotion or kudos. One interpretation of these two influences would be that you would begin a new job or live in a new place, meeting new people and experiencing new events; and yet, at the same time, this is because you have been successful. It’s your pay off! Furthermore, you love this new situation so much, it literally grows on you and by 2023, your life is transformed, and voilá! You are the new you! One thing is certain: your responsibilities will continue to be heavy even though your accomplishments are great. Your main challenge will be to handle an impulse to be introverted and private, while you are out there flying your colours!

Love, Partnerships and Friends

Three different things influence your love life this year. One is Mars, which indicates hidden love affairs. Naturally, not all Sagittarians will have hidden love affairs but a surprising number of them will! The second planetary influence is that you are on entirely new turf. It’s a whole new ballgame! Some of you will experiment sexually in ways that later, you will look back, thinking, ‘Wow, what a ride!’ Others will feel freer to be who they really are because this is a liberating situation. The third influence is Jupiter is making you look successful, and success is sexy! Therefore, your increased confidence and success, combined with your entirely new world, with the added influence of Mars making you do whatever you want, is pretty heady stuff! How you handle this is your business. But for sure, many Sagittarians will experience unusual, unorthodox, exciting romantic relationships – relationships they never thought they would have. Sagittarian, Woody Allen said, “I sold my memoirs of my love life to Parker Brothers and they are going to make a game out of it.”

Home and Family

One of the main influences on your home and family life is the fact that you are setting off on an entirely new path. This began either last year or this year. As such, it could mean a change of residence. It might even mean some of you are in a new country, which is not unusual since you are the most well-traveled sign in the zodiac. The fact that you are on the first leg of the journey of reinventing yourself will affect relations with family. The single planetary influence that directly affects home and family for your sign is Neptune  – and this will be a very long-term influence. Neptune, the planet of hopes and dreams, idealism and illusion is traveling through the part of your chart that pertains to home and family. And it will stay there until 2026, so this is a very long influence, and a subtle one. It will certainly make you strive to have your ideal ‘dream home.’

A Sneak Peek Beyond

As we peek in the future, we see that next is a popular year; but what really looks promising is your ruler, lucky Jupiter will enter your sign in Nov. 2018 to stay until Dec. 2019. This is such good fortune! You will attract so many good things to you, your only worry will be weight gain. In 2020, you will boost your earnings. But the thing to make note of is that your best year for real estate negotiations and investing in real estate, buying or selling or improving your own home is the year 2022. Make note of this because if you are thinking of doing something with real estate around 2020 or 2021, you will know that you should wait until 2022 to get the best deal and the best situation that gives you the best value for the long-term future. Astrology can help people with practical timing, especially in real estate. The year 2023 is a great time for a vacation and in 2024, we see you have magnificent opportunities to improve your health as well as your job.

My Sagittarius Mantra for 2016

“I won’t look for opportunities this year – I will make them.”

Mercury Retrograde Dates in 2016

Expect delays, lost items and confused communications! Best to finish things, not begin them. These are poor times to buy cars, trucks, bikes, computers, printers and phones. [Dates below are actual retrograde dates and buffer dates. Why buffer dates? Mercury slows down before it goes retrograde and then it needs to catch up to where it was at when it first went retrograde. (Use buffer times to avoid big purchases like cars.]

* Jan. 5 – 25 (Buffer times:  Jan.1 – Feb. 14)

* April 28 – May 22 (Buffer times: April 19 – June 8)

* Aug. 30 – Sept. 22 (Buffer times: Aug. 18 – Oct. 6)

* Dec. 19 – Jan. 8 (Buffer times: Dec. 11 – Jan 28)

Lucky Days for 2016

Jan 6, 7

February 2, 3, 4

March 1, 2, 28, 29

April 24, 25, 26

May 21, 22, 23

June 18, 19

July 15, 16, 17

August 11, 12, 13

September 8, 9

October 5, 5, 7

November 1, 2, 3, 29, 30

December 26, 27


Who Shares My Birthday?


22 Scarlett Johansson 1984

23 Robert Barnard 1936

24 Colin Hanks 1977

25 Joel Kinnaman 1979

26 Chris Hughes 1983

27 Kathryn Bigelow 1951

28 Rita Mae Brown 1944

29 Anna Faris 1976

30 Mandy Patinkin 1952



1 Zoé Kravitz 1988

2 Brendan Coyle 1963

3 Ozzy Osbourne 1948

4 Anna McGarrigle 1944

5 Christina Rossetti 1830

6 JoBeth Williams 1948

7 Larry Bird 1956

8 Nicki Minaj 1982

9 Simon Helberg 1980

10 Emmanuelle Chriqui 1977

11 Teri Garr 1947

12 Sophie Kinsella 1969

13 Taylor Swift 1989

14 Dilma Rousseff  1947

15 Tim Conway 1933

16 Theo James 1984

17 Ford Madox Ford 1873

18 Keith Richards 1943

19 Edith Piaf 1915

20 Jenny Agutter 1952

21 Kiefer Sutherland 1966



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