The more things change, the more they stay the same. With so much emphasis on political positioning and an economic crisis on our hands, it is time to band together instead of wall ourselves off from each other.
If we remember that we are not entitled to anything just because we were born, we are ahead. The ethic of hard work does pay off, but it is more internal now than external. The external world is in flux, and influences beyond our direct control dictate how we should live. This is not natural. People feel it and are deeply disturbed by it.
As we move into Spring, it is my hope that we can direct our energies toward regeneration, internally. To remember who we are and not keep going back to the same old tired habits.
The beginning of April will see us blasting through our self-imposed limitations, but first we need to be sure we have the fuel. This is the time to stoke the inner fires. Get ready!
Aries (March 21- April 19): We are now in your time of year. Creeping out of a long and harsh winter, the first signs of new life emerge and you are tying up the loose ends of what came before. The only thing running up against you right now is an overabundance of the element of water in the heavens. You may feel swamped with emotions and incapable of attending to the mundane. Do the best you can each day and celebrate what you complete.
Taurus (April 20 — May 20): An abundance of water signs in the Heavens brings you to a fairly emotional state of being. Your goals and dreams may feel far away and swamped right now, but take heart. This is a time for pulling up what has been left undone. Before the new steps can be taken, the old tracks must be retraced in order to find the treasure for your new phase of life.
Gemini (May 21- June 20): You are getting hit from several directions now, and if you have not been attentive or have inappropriately used others as a means to an end, it will come to haunt you. Conversely, if you have examined your motives and made strides to improve your methodology, you will be reaping the benefits. This is an all-or-nothing time now, so get your priorities in order and stick to them.
Cancer (June 21 — July 22): Mars in your sign is pulling you to take action, but the problem now lies in the lack of clarity in terms of what you can do. If you are feeling overwhelmed, see if you can take a break in order to gain clarity. You are highly sensitive and may be shooting in the dark out of desperation. That will only make you tired. Take time to be still and calm your thoughts.
Leo (July 23 — August 22): With so much happening in water signs, you may be picking up the emotions of others and taking them on as your own. Be sure you know what is your problem and what isn’t. This is a rather confused period of time where you will have to force your way ahead; it will be arduous and you will have to work twice as hard, but it will be worth it. This phase will pass.
Virgo (August 23 — September 21): Saturn is asleep (retrograde) in your sign, giving you a chance to see around the restrictions and consider options. With an abundance of planets in water signs, you have a chance to explore your own emotions and what triggers a downward spiral in you. Take measures to correct that; you need to gain clarity and be able to tend to your days with gentleness.
Libra (September 22 — October 23): It will be difficult to please others now, because there are too many planets in water signs. Your mind will not be able to deal with the emotions around you, so keep your own balance and be observant of how much you are participating in your own misery, if it is misery you have. You will be challenged now, so accept it and do your best to exercise wisdom and discretion.
Scorpio (October 24- November 22): You are off on a Quest, and your natural sense of finding the truth behind the facades is at a peak right now. It may be difficult for you to hold your patience and be able to get to the point, but if you lessen your own intensity you will gain more cooperation from others. People are spooked and unpredictable. Hold your ground and stay centered.
Sagittarius (November 23 — December 20): In your home environment there may be flare-ups that seem to come from nowhere. Mark your boundaries and don’t let yourself get involved in things that are none of your business. You are a natural peacekeeper, but some things are other people battles, not yours. Don’t waste arrows on phantom targets!
Capricorn (December 21 — January 21): With so many planets in water signs, you may be the target of other people’s wrath if they feel slighted by you. It is a difficult time to not take things personally. Think in terms of gentleness now … gentle food, gentle people, gentle feelings. Don’t let anyone trip your trigger! Who needs it?
Aquarius (January 22 — February 20): You are beginning a new phase where you seem to be very self absorbed. This is due to several planets occupying water signs, turning you inward to examine the critical parts of you life that have led you to where you are right now. Be careful not to alienate others now; people are highly sensitive due to the planetary influences. Go about your days with peace of mind and stay centered.
Pisces (February 21 — March 20): You may be feeling very restless now, as if you are emerging from a cocoon and can’t wait to take flight. With the changing of seasons comes renewed vigor and the need to see where you are right now as opposed to a few months ago. Don’t get swamped in conflicting feelings and avoid arguments that are of no practical use. Opinions are everywhere and too many of them will capsize the mental boat.