This year has been, indeed, one of rebuilding as I said in my first column of the year. What doesn’t work is destroyed, what is weak is broken and the upheaval continues as we wait to see what is going to happen next.
Last week’s Grand Trine is still in effect this week as the Sun and Venus sing to Jupiter, giving us that feeling of community and support so desperately needed in these times of angst and financial devastation.
Since we are now a full decade past 9/11 and memorials are being conducted, look back over your past 10 years and see whether or not you feel you have made any personal progress. Where were you then and where are you now? How have we all emerged from the tremendous shock of that day? Over time, we recover from trauma or else we hang onto it. It is relative to each individual. Some have an easier time than others in recovery. We each deal with trauma differently, and learning to take what life throws at us is half the battle.
As we pause to remember those lives lost 10 years ago, it is good to remember how precious and fragile life is. Every moment counts, and time is the one commodity that cannot be recovered if it is wasted. We can each make a difference for the better and we were each born as a potential solution and gift. Make your life count, and lend a hand when you can. If we are able to focus on what is good while acknowledging what is not good, we can find the emotional balance so as not to be overwhelmed.
Aries (March 21- April 19): Make tracks now because later this month you’re going to run into obstacles that will snarl everything. Seriously! This week is the one to continue with the momentum you’ve begun, so collect what folks owe you, pay what you owe, balance the books and put something away if you can. Don’t make any firm commitments beyond this week and next week; take a “wait and see” attitude. The effects of last week’s Grand Trine are still with us; take advantage of it!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): The Sun and your Ruler Venus are beaming lovely signals at benevolent Jupiter who is still in your sign and this combination makes you a winner in everything you are doing! The beginning of this month is lovely, with an abundance of almost everything you could want (within reason, of course)! Time to float on these good feelings and go at a slower pace, and of course there must be a tasty treat in the mix somewhere!
Gemini (May 21- June 20): Last week’s Grand Trine is still beaming good energy our way even though this is a rather difficult time of the year for you since the Sun squares your own Sun. Now, though, Jupiter is giving you an edge in terms of wrapping up projects or coming to agreements with ease. Sometimes you do like to complicate things more than they already are, but the soothing vibes have you in a very low-drama mode. You don’t need distractions, Twinsie!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The good vibes still roll, as the Sun and Mercury send and receive earthy, solid signals with benevolent Jupiter. With Pluto in your opposite sign of Capricorn you have enough to deal with in your personal transformation process. Take it gently and be willing to see something through the eyes of another rather than react immediately. You are the consummate caring one but you also are capable of flying off the handle; take preventive measures so you don’t do that! Flying off the handle hardens your arteries. No fun.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): September brings you to a point of decision and further change, in a much more empowered way than last month. Financially you should be able to recoup expenses or make some headway. The Sun and powerful Venus are in your financial sector, in a harmonious position to luck-bringing Jupiter; whatever it is that has been taken away, something else will come to you that is even better. What a year it’s been, and you’ve been very active in it all!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 21): The Sun and powerful Venus in your sign are interacting harmoniously with luck-bringing Jupiter. Last week’s Grand Trine is still singing to you and this week will be as good as or even better than last week was. You are one who loves but doesn’t realize how loved you are. Well, now you’re finding out! Where would any of us be without our friends? Every friend we have serves a purpose in our lives, and if you are one of those fortunate people whose friends all slot into a great big joyful event at the same time, consider yourself very blessed!
Libra (Sept. 22 – Oct. 23): Saturn in your sign has had you really gnarly at times, but in general, you are in a time of gains. Saturn is serving to keep you honest so that you don’t fool yourself into thinking everything is fine when you know it isn’t! You Libran artists may be receiving completely new inspiration that has unusual characteristics due to the magic blending of planetary aspects that focus on freedom and justice rather than oppression and tyranny. The inner world and outer world are only different in that one is unseen and the other is seen. Keep those eyes on what’s really going on inside of you, and act accordingly.
Scorpio (Oct. 24- Nov. 22): This week continues to be more stable and even though life isn’t perfect, it’s better than it has been! With Jupiter comfortably beaming good things at you from your sector of Relationships, the Sun and Venus have joined up in a lovely, harmonious aspect left over from last week that continues to keep you humming along in a good direction. With the earth under your feet, you can enjoy this time as a much needed respite from a frantic pace.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 20): August was an expensive month for you, but now you can begin to recoup and make some financial headway. If you had unexpected expenses and overshot your bank account, stay within your means now, cut back a bit and stash some greenbacks. Chances of your being able to move ahead rapidly are very good this week and next, so make those connections and do outreach. Your enthusiasm is contagious and if you consistently produce good results, others are eager to receive your energy.
Capricorn (Dec. 21 – Jan. 20): Good, practical stuff going on with the planets that gives you momentum this week! Get it done now, Cappie! And don’t forget to delegate so you don’t wear yourself out! I know, if you don’t do it yourself it doesn’t get done…but throw some food at your buddies and have a party…now that Labor Day has passed and things are winding down you can focus on your own people. Your plans should be taking shape very well and that makes you one happy little goat!
Aquarius (Jan. 21 – Feb. 20): The lovely, harmonious vibes in Earth signs gives you the support you need in order to do what needs to be done and know that everything is in good shape. With Jupiter in your sector of Home, you and your loved ones have benevolent protection and luck even if bad things happen around you; count those blessings! The Sun and Venus are supporting you also, translating Jupiter’s energy a broad-based support system you can count on.
Pisces (Feb. 21 – March 20): Harmonious aspects from the Sun and Venus in your sector of Relationships with mighty Jupiter in your sector of Communicating/Thinking have you in a mighty fine mood…if you have a sweetheart, you may be getting really serious about the long term and this is a good time to do it! Practical solutions abound for you, and you have the focus to move ahead and get stuff taken care of…and look at that grin on your face! It’s contagious, so use it liberally!