This year you will be tested with forbidden fruit in the shape of glittery baubles or the fleshy orbs alike! Saturn in the 8th house does not mean you will die. But the death of someone around you could force you to confront feelings about your own mortality. What is your legacy and what will you leave to your children? Maybe you are faced with the choice of having to relocate far from your family …. Jupiter travels alongside Saturn in your taboo, debt and psychological zone practically all year Until Dec 20 The main thing you have to be wary of is borrowing too much and not investing it wisely.
Be careful that there are no ulterior motives with this apparent generosity! Jupiter conjunct South Node on Jan 8 will be one instance where you get some well earned karmic payback from a benefactor …. Ceres has the strangest orbit where some years it is as fast as a personal planet and other years it functions more like Jupiter. This year it divides itself mainly between Aquarius and Pisces and retrogrades twice so it is more personal.
Before it does we have a Persephone -esque connection of Ceres conjunct Pluto in Capricorn on Jan Sorry to sound like a broken record but this is quite a dangerous conjunction to have in your house of the taboo. Again you will be tested with the forbidden fruit of a dark cupid. Black Moon Lilith. For the majority of the year Lilith will be in Aries so we will take it from there.
From Jan 27 Lilith through the house of friendship and wishes will sort out which contacts are on your wavelength and which are not. Mars joins Lilith from Jun 28 until Oct 20 so this will make you even more decisive when it comes to choosing who you spend your time. Mars can heat up lingering tensions during this time, so if you are not able to be authentic with your closest companions, then you may find yourself getting impatient and bored …. I will focus on Mars in your angular houses as when it operates from there its effects are felt strongest.
So you start the year with a bang when Mars enters your 7th house of marriage and open-enemies from Jan 3 to Feb You might find yourself in a tug-of-war with partners, which could be quite enjoyable in a competitive way, especially on Jan 26 with Venus square Mars. The adrenaline stimulated will give you the impulse to really raise your game, romantic or otherwise …. The Venus retrograde will actually be in your own sign!
This means you will get the grace of the planet of love for an extra long time over the randy springtime and into the sultry summer. This, of course, is both a good and bad thing since you have the influence of the taboo 8th house so strong.
If you are married you could be tempted into having an affair with an ex …. Mars retrograde this year is in Aries which makes it extra powerful, but for you, it is in quite a safe zone. It means you will put a great deal of energy into friendships and socialising. Saturn weighs, scrutinizes, criticizes, and bears down wherever it goes.
Now this might be an exercise in futility. Killing a cockroach to be a stand-in for your own transits portending your own death will likely not stop you from dying, if that is your fate at that time.
demo-new.nplan.io/perspectivas-y-prospectivas-de-la.php But free will is an extremely convincing illusion, so illude away! At least this way you get to pick your poison. You could think of this in terms of the house Saturn and Pluto are passing through in your chart. Maybe this means paring down your style to be more functional, simple, ascetic, age-appropriate. Maybe this means giving up on covering up the bald spots and embracing a fully shaven head. Maybe this means giving up on coloring your hair and embracing your destiny as a silver fox or silver vixen, or a white fox or a white vixen.
With Pluto in the mix however, it might be something more extreme than just a makeover, something which reflects a dramatic internal transformation as well as an external one at this time. Weigh how much value it really has to you. Make some of your money back through a yard sale, or put some things on the Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or ebay.
For extra Saturn points though, you could donate it to Goodwill or think of other people in your life who could use it, and give it away freely. With Pluto in the mix however, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about the process of going through your old possessions. In a house associated with everything quick, mobile and fleeting, Saturn and Pluto could slow things down to a grinding halt. Maybe this is a time when your typical mode of transportation is out of commission, or your local area is being dug up and renovated, and you have to find new ways around to get where you want to go, or a new commute becomes a long arduous bore.
With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound or rotten about this area of your life at this time. This can also be a time when your relationships with neighbors, siblings, cousins or close friends can become icy. Maybe this means setting down some roots to establish your home base of operations. This could mean moving back to take on the responsibility of caring for elderly or unwell family members.
With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about this area of your life at this time. If you have no plans to move, maybe evaluate how secure your home is and consider an emergency preparedness plan. Stock up on supplies, just in case. Maybe sacrifice the security of familial help or the comfort of having your own place far away from them, and embrace the responsibility of being part of a family.
In the context of children, it could mean embracing your responsibilities to them rather than indulging them, even if they reject you. It could also mean accepting that there are limits to how much you can control them. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound and transformative about this area of your life at this time.
This could be a time when you are feeling imprisoned more than usual by your daily routine, your work, maintenance and duties, weighing the worth of it all. This could also be a time of facing significant health issues, especially after a period of neglect. Instead of just letting this all happen to you, make this Saturn-Pluto transit mean the moment you turn this ship around. Embrace the grunt work, make a plan to get out of it, prioritize accomplishing your most important duties, especially those surrounding your health. Sacrifice comfort, feel the burn. With Pluto in the mix, the stakes may be especially high in this area of your life at this time.
This could perhaps be a time when you feel cloistered and trapped by a relationship, when you reach the limits of your patience and decide to establish boundaries to protect yourself. As unromantic as it is, you may have to harshly judge the worth of your relationship. If it continues, it will be stronger for having been tested.
If you are currently single, relationships may arise in which there may be some utilitarian advantage for one of the parties, alongside affection and companionship. There could also be the possibility for manipulation and coercion through unbalanced power dynamics. With Pluto in the mix, there may be something especially poisonous or profound in this area of your life at this time. You may have to sacrifice detrimental habits and behaviors in order to formalize or improve a relationship, or sacrifice the comfort of having a partner.
This may be a time when you are vulnerable to participating in a crime or an underhanded approach to achieving something. Perhaps the sacrifice you could make in this case is to forgive a debt owed to you. Perhaps reflect on those who have passed on in your life and consider what they would have wanted you to do in their memory, or what they would have wanted for you.
In mid-December, a delightful Jupiter-Uranus trine helps to bring the family together in a big way, healing any past issues and bringing love and laughter in its wake. Spend the year surrounding yourself with those who love you and those who are on the same wavelength as you. There will be an increase in the activities of several industries: Machinery, IT, computers and high technology, cosmetics and fashion are a few of the examples. Virgo Health And Fitness Horoscope During the second half of , the key message is to avoid financial risks.
Honor their wishes in some way. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially spooky and profound episode in your life at this time. Whatever you sacrifice should be something that hurts a bit to give. This could mean embracing the criticism of your ideas and your works, or acknowledging the limits of your ideas and working them back up from the ground again, or going back to school or taking courses to build up an area of deficiency. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially profound and humbling area of your life in this time. This can be a time of great advancement but also perilous at such a great height.
You may find yourself in morally compromised situations involving coercion and manipulation. There may be great fear and trepidation in dealing with bosses and authorities. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially precarious and profound area of your life in this time. Maybe you have to sacrifice a short-term advancement or gains for the sake of long term goals, in weighing what you really want to do with your life. This may mean you have to give up having certain people as friends or colleagues, either because they are no longer of real use or benefit to you, or because you have to stand up for a less popular colleague for an important reason which causes you disfavor with others.
You may have to choose who your real friends are, who your real allies are. You may have to give up awards and accolades which are not due to you and give credit where you know it is properly deserved. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially trying and profound in this area of your life in this time. Maybe you could sacrifice the spotlight and give a boost to those you consider deserving and are little known, try using your own power and platform to raise up others.
You may find yourself in quiet, isolated places, by your own volition or not. Never to say what they did was okay, but to not bother yourself anymore with them. Insulate yourself from these less pleasant characters in your existence. This may be as simple as walking away from an argument on social media, letting someone get the last word in, pulling off the road and counting to Maybe you can sacrifice the addictive burden of holding a grudge. While you roll your eyes, let me explain what I mean. Surviving life is one thing, but living life is quite another.
Spoiler alert: no one survives this place. No one gets out of here alive.
Death will come to us all someday. However, as much as death is inevitable, so is the life that precedes it. So to some degree, to whatever extent is possible, you still have to carry on with your life despite the horror show. There will still be jokes to laugh at and problems to solve, beauty to witness and create, things to fight for and believe in, joys and victories to be won, new discoveries to be made and new dreams to be had.
You have to because these are as inevitable as the things we fear and dread. They never completely go away, but life goes on in all its ugliness and splendor. Fear can be reasonable, but it can never be a sole guiding principle. Best of luck.
This is excellent work, Patrick. Many thanks! I hope it will attract clientele for you, to whom you can offer real help. Leo rising and working on 6th house issues — diet and exercise, finding work, giving up cigs. Starting now. Not waiting for January. Actually looking forward to it. The limitations and dark side of our belief systems. Including astrology. I love coming across a professional who will be the first to admit that neither him nor his discipline have all the answers.
I experienced this when I came down with a mysterious illness during a Neptune, Pluto, Uranus transit. And the chief pain specialist I went to said to me. Western medicine knows relatively very little actually. And the best advice I can give you is to see whether Eastern traditional medicine can give you the relief you need. I wished more astrologers were like that doctor. Astrology is as much an art as it is a science. And like all bodies of knowledge subjective.
And affected by the environment and the culture in which it is practiced. So by all means check out your zodiac. And to also include other modalities like human design, the tarot and plant based medicine if you really want to get the big picture. Otherwise with astrology you will only be getting at best less than half the answer. I think this is what Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is trying to get through to us. Know your limitations. Have the courage to look into the shadows of your own belief systems. Including the stories you tell yourself about who you really are.
And what it is you are doing exactly. Astrology like everything has its blind spots and it would be nice to hear more astrologers investigate and talk about what those were. Which can only be done by stepping outside astrology. Seeing it from a distance. And putting it into a broader political, cultural and anthropological context.
Yes, I agree with this quest for analysis of our belief structures and how they inform and create our societies. For instance, I wonder what our world would now look like if we had collectively chosen in the Anglo-American postwar era to politically employ the dark duality of Pisces as a vehicle of engaged empathy in the suffering of others, rather than indulge in using the knowledge of the vulnerabilities of others in a dirty destructive material progressivist war set within a winner v loser paradigm: the latter abuse of human power simply transforming the entire world into a virtual degrading prison for all of us.
Excellent comment! All these modalities afford an exercise in exploring the manner in which we frame our perceptions — how we nuance the context of our lives. I really enjoyed this particular article — another colour on the palette with which I may bring vibrancy or contrast to the composition of my consciousness.
He tries to explain cosmic verities through the lens of astrology, which is tough to do. And, he manages to give each person reading a little bit of homework to do, and make a positive effort on their own behalf.
Nice going. Great article! I liked how you came up with examples you worked on your own. Most astrologers online just search a celebrity database and put a meaningless list o names. The doomish and the sugarcoating analysis are not astrology. I woke up today feeling that I am completely lost in life, and that everything I am doing is pointless. Your article helped me to recall the connections to other years of my life. Well, I did finish college and some grad school degrees since then.. But still, your article reminded me about all my planets in libra… yeah wannabe astrologers like me are like that, they always forget to check squares, always focused on conjunctions and oppositions….
But if I may say something personal, I have all outers conjunct to inners, except sun and moon conjunct in scorpio, and in my life, somehow, all outers are totally personal! My natal venus is in 4 Libra, conjunct pluto in 3 Libra. Thank you very much Patrick. And I can now seriously freak out. Joking aside, I have Jupiter in Cancer at 24 degrees so it will be…. Take care x. In all honesty… I have this aspect in the septile, even though it is not in the conjunction.
I feel the effects. Understanding my asc. The first thing that I was struggling with is transportation. Whereas I lost my car in an accident. Yet, money for my insurance money to replace my car. I also have Saturn in Capricorn. I also have Pluto with Scorpio. There is this strain to get people to work with you that is driving me crazy. Something I have no control over. The other thing is I had my son before Saturn Returns in Capricorn. He is a Saturn in Sag. I realized he got lucky in some ways. I am trying to make the most out of this situation as best as I can.
The thing that got me the most is when I lost mobility, I lost my job. I feel like I am being put on a bench somewhere and being on hold.